Newspeak Is Creeping Into the State Department

Life under the politically-correct, anti-first amendment gurus will be great fun as we find out all the things we are not allowed to say.

Newspeak is slithering into the State Department (one of my favorite bureaucracies). It’s all thanks to one bureaucrat by the name of John Robinson, Chief Diversity Officer, who explained it all in a magazine article in which he warns employees to be very mindful of their words. Read it for yourself on p. 10

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.”

via Fox News

“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.”

Further, he explained, “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.’”

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Sara Noble

Sara Noble

Sara Noble, B.A. English Literature, St. John's University; M.S. Education, M.A. Administration, Hofstra University. World traveler. Worked with children as a teacher and school administrator for three decades. Published in educational journals, children's mystery magazines, and was an editor at This Week Magazine. I am devoted to an America that promotes free enterprise and ingenuity, values the Constitution as intended, and does not encourage a nanny state under the casuistic banner of "the common good". 

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