I am too long in the tooth for all the PC sh** that goes on, I am not going to change my choice of words because some self appointed professional moaner has decided them to be unacceptable, if someone wants to take offence, that is their problem.
The bit I thought was ironic, is that it clearly stereotypes both men and women ..... man sits on the sofa whilst woman teaches kids, does the ironing etc ...... but the PC police have their own sexism filter that only sees one half of the stereotype.
Here’s a new one: One of the entertainment journals when recently reviewing Netflix’s latest bodice-ripper Bridgerton-a sort of Downton Abbey meets 50 Shades of Grey -described Queen Charlotte who was thought to have a tinge of colour as a mulatto .
Does anyone know of a website that publishes a list of unacceptable terms for reference?
I got picked up yesterday by a colleague of the use of the term "nitpicking" ........ "you can't say that anymore" ..... whilst it was a tongue-in-cheek comment, it did leave me stuck as to whether she'd confused the uproar about 'nitty gritty', or whether nitpicking was also now a socially unacceptable phrase.
I guess journalists and writers must have some guidance somewhere they refer to.