Okay, call me sexist, rascist, homophobe, xenophobe........

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    .................or whatever!

    But can you explain to me why "stewardess" is a bad word? I must be too old to get it!

    I am now even seeing that "Flight attendant" is bad.
     
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    Biccchy Coke Machine is what my Flight Attendant friend calls herself.

    Your mileage may vary
     
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    I still can’t get used to not using BC and AD. The new way of doing it makes no sense to me. And I still think Pluto is a planet.
     
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    What about Uranus ?…..
     
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    Touchy subject...
     
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    That's a hole 'nother story!
     
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    Guessing, based on your avatar, because you are not "of the aggrieved class" of persons who are coming into power via control of language. Everything you say is offensive colonialism. If you say it to a POC it is racist, if you say it to a different gender identity it is sexist or recipient-phobic, and if you say it to a rock or tree then you're just a sh*tlord :D

    over/under on when the lock gets placed on this puppy? :D I'm in for "before post 20"
     
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    BC and AD ????
     
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    Before or after the long haired dude from Nazareth.
     
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    Oh. That common era stuff.
     
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    You are sexist, rascist, homophobe, xenophobe........

    Feel better now?
    (I can't believe that it took 12 posts before some smart ass...)
     
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    wait, there's a new way to do BC / AD?
     
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    Wouldn't that be like insider trading?
     
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    I resisted the urge. Now I'm waiting for the visuals
     
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    :D A bit I suppose. I've never locked a thread, but the process goes:

    Report > Debate amongst MC > Decision to lock or not

    unless someone drops a seriously rotten attack/remark, then it goes

    Lock > Hand-wringing amongst MC if the right move was made > Decision whether to unlock or not

    ==

    So I suppose my bet is more "is someone gonna drop a real ugly/offensive remark on this topic before someone reports us for being generally offensive/controversial/hurt feelings?"

    I feel OP's pain on this subject. I'm used to language changing, but it's happening faster than I can recalibrate and keep up. At some point I'm going to throw up hands and just call everyone something rude out of Anthony Jeselnik's insult book. :D
     
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    Yup….every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess. That great dude.
     
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    Did somebody say Nazareth?

    Now you’re messin’ with a...
     
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    You have your very own Flight Attendant?
    Mongo impressed.
     
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    plus one on being confused about "not using BC and AD"

    and, yeah, I don't know why it was so important to change the designation of Pluto.
     
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    I'm happy to call most what they want to call themselves ;)
     
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    Had to look that up. Found this:

    While it may have been politically correct to call a flight attendant an air hostess or stewardess sixty years ago, doing so today is frowned upon. The proper term preferred by all flight crew is flight attendant or even better, cabin crew. Over the past six decades, men and women boldly fought to change what constitutes an acceptable attribute of an ideal cabin crew member. What came along with these accomplishments was the reintroduction of male flight attendants, which would forever usher out old-fashioned terms like air hostess and stewardess.

    Source
     
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    You left out the whatever...
     
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    So crew member, like at McDonalds! Got it!
     
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    Pluto isn't a boy dog anymore???? When did that happen?
     
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    Always wondered why it didn’t become Steward and Stewardess with “the reintroduction of male flight attendants”.

    Cheers
     
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    This is why the new generation has to keep inventing new words, they keep getting offended by the old ones and ban them!
     
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    Just mix it up a little and it's all ABCD!
     
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    Seriously? This crock is beyond ridiculous. :mad2:
     
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    According to our company sensitivity training, we’re not allowed to do that unless they call themselves a hermaphrodite. :rolleyes:
     
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    I was informed the other day that the term "master bedroom" is a racist term.
     
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    We could do like prop/engine syncs and call it a Type 1 or Type 2 bedroom. ;)
     
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    I must have missed it, was there a big rally to "get more men to be flight attendants"........."we need more men in the flight attendant industry"........."flight attendants are such a female dominated industry"......."there's so many barriers for men to get into the flight attendant industry"??? interesting, I don't recall hearing any of that, isn't that strange. so it sounds like some dudes wanted to be flight attendants, so they became flight attendants. so weird how that works.....if you want to do something, you do it, and it gets done. no rally cry needed. no revolution needed. no support movements needed.......no whining and crying about "but someone was mean to me so it's sooooooooooo difficult to live my dream of becoming a flight attendant".........waaaahhhhhhhh
     
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    No good reason to get used to it. I don't plan to stop using BC and AD. It's not like the reference point changed, so who are they kidding?
     
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    They're offended by the term "new generation", which is ageist and denigrates them for being "too" young.

    I'm offended by the term "old", which is ageist and completely accurate.

    Mistress bedroom?
     
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    How about “****ing idiots”? No age connotations, and idiocy seems to be in vogue right now.

    I prefer “Lifetime survivor”. ;)
     
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    I heard that this guy who worked on a fishing boat. They referred to him as the master baiter.
     
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    My kids school system decided “library” was inappropriate and renamed them all “media centers”. A couple years later it was changed to “learning hubs”. Who knows what they’re called now.
     
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    Meh. Whatever. These changes aren't enough to bother me.