When Political Corrections go wrong

r_i_straw Sep 19, 2019

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    I have encountered this one in multiple places and find it amusing. Most recently in this video at 1:52. In trying to be "politically correct" the meaning of a name is changed totally. When describing the engine crew, the account here altered the name of the fireman to "Fire Fighter". The fireman did not fight any fires. His duties involved tending the fire in the boiler, adding fuel and water to the boiler to maintain the desired steam pressure. A better name would have been fire "maintainer" or maybe something else. He was trying to keep the fire going, not put it out.

     
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  2. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Good grief. o_O I'm glad that the Engineperson wasn't hurt.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That guy who drives the choo-choo is the Chief Whistle-izerator. He leverates the cab controls.
     
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  4. JimJ

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    I’m sorry, but “guy” is gender specific and highly offends me.
     
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  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Well, could be a driver my good man, if your Europe!:rolleyes:
     
  6. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Kurt, did not you mean "my good person?"
     
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  7. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    If you're talking about the engineer. The fireman would more likely be some kind of "minder".
     
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  8. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Most European languages other than English assign gender to virtually all inanimate objects as well as human occupations. Do they have to put up with all this gender neutral nonsense?
     
  9. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    This media divide and conquer campaign seems to be primarily aimed at distracting and stirring up the English-speaking world.

    I guess someone wants us thinking about things other than, say, whether we like going broke supporting a war which is now old enough to vote.
     
  10. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    No wonder I told PC to find a place where the sun don't shine.
     

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