This is so bad, it’s funny.
Check out this sign on the bus and ask yourself why it is offensive.
Okay, now write it backwards and you have – niggaz and niggiz. So what you ask?
To one person it looked like the “n” word.
The bus company said they had complaints – though it was probably only one complaint – so they removed it. It has been on buses since 2003 without anyone complaining.
Apparently a driver saw it in her rearview mirror and was offended.
“In terms of the message being offensive it’s not a surprise at all. It’s a very serious and hurtful and offensive message. We felt the best thing to do was simply take it off,” Port Authority Spokesperson Jim Ritchie said.
Really Jim Ritchie?
You not only have to watch everything you say but you have to think about each word backwards. Sometimes you even have to know what it meant in the 1700s or what it might have meant in a foreign country. No wonder people don’t fight Shariah Law – they agree with it.
Listen to Jerry Seinfeld:
Did you know that the State Department has a diversity officer whose job it is to find words the employees can’t say?
The word “handicap” is out according to him. Phrases like “hold down the fort” and “rule of thumb” are insulting as is “going Dutch” which is a “negative stereotype portraying the Dutch as cheap.”
“Hold down the fort” is racist because it means you are holding down the land you’re stealing from the natives.
“Rule of thumb” is out because, according to women activists, it refers “to an antiquated law, whereby the width of a husband’s thumb was the legal size of a switch or rod allowed to beat his wife.”
“If her bruises were not larger than the width of his thumb, the husband could not be brought to court to answer for his behavior because he had not violated the ‘rule of thumb.’”
“Black and Tan” sneakers were ruled out because you might be referring to the Irish Protestant militiamen of years ago.
It’s not just diversity officers coming up with this. It’s what they do on colleges and even in the White House these days.
Michelle Obama wanted words like “bossy” and “girl” out of the lexicon.
The Swedes are done with “his” and “her” and now go with personal pronouns that are gender neutral.
Don’t say you’re a pet owner. You can’t “own” animals. You are their guardian. Mustn’t insult the pooch.
“Freshman”, “man up” and “master bedroom” are all out! Don’t even think about saying “illegal aliens.”
The list is endless.
When will someone finally say, “Enough!” Actually, one person did – the owner of the Washington Redskins. Go Redskins!