Did anybody ask Native Americans if they liked being called Native Americans? Whose idea was it? Probably not theirs. If it was a treaty, why haven’t we violated it yet?
As for the misnomer “Indians,” you can blame that on Columbus because he had no sense of direction. The fact that this nitwit actually got venture capital is astounding.
And if the Cleveland Indians and the Atlanta Braves get to keep their names, then their stadiums should serve Vindaloo instead of hot dogs.
Here’s one: What am I supposed to call a guy with a complicated ancestry, let’s say an English-Japanese-Liberian-Icelandic-American? Screw the lineage. I’d rather just call him “ancestrally conflicted.” It’s shorter.
And if your parents escaped from Nazi Germany, do you really want to be called a “German-American”?
And where did “ess” go? Why are actresses now actors? Why are hostesses now hosts? Why did they overlook mistresses? And why do I now have to call a waitress a server and a stewardess a flight attendant? What the hell does the term “flight attendant” even mean? They’re sky servers with attitude.
And what the hell is a steward? A misspelling of Stewart?
Okay, is Ms. really that much better than Miss or Missus? Face it: If you’re not married, you’re a Miss; if you’re married you’re a Missus. Being unmarried is no longer a stigma. This is not 1850.
If PC gets any worse, what will I have to call an unmarried woman next week -– “romantically challenged”?
Speaking of which, what’s up with calling a deaf person “hearing challenged” or a blind person “sight challenged”? Deaf people can’t hear and blind people can’t see, so what’s the challenge here? Challenged implies that they could hear or see if they just tried a little harder.
Go tell that to Helen Keller.