#1 Even DUmmies think Seattle is dumb08-02-2013, 04:51 PMcali (84,529 posts)
Seattle officials want to ban potentially offensive language- like "citizen" & "brown bag"
If a group of Seattle officials gets its way, terms like “citizen” or “brown bag” won’t be used in government rhetoric anymore.
KOMO reports an internal memo at Seattle City Hall revealed members of the Office for Civil Rights want to throw out terms deemed “potentially offensive.”
For example, member Elliot Bronstein says, “for ‘citizens,’ how about ‘residents?” Bronstein also told KOMO by phone that the term “brown bag” used to be a way people judged skin color and shouldn’t be used the way it is now. City leaders typically use “brown bag” when talking about “brown bag” lunch meetings — an opportunity to bring one’s own lunch to a city event, often times a meeting seeking public input.
According to the memo, people should use the term “lunch-and-learn” or “sack lunch” in place of “brown bag.”
for fuck's sake, Eliot, get a life.winter is coming (1,730 posts)
1. ??? I've never heard "brown bag" used to refer to anything other than sack lunches. n/tResponse to cali (Original post)
Fri Aug 2, 2013, 04:47 PM
MineralMan (56,165 posts)
2. Well, that's pretty silly.
But, then, many things are.Response to cali (Original post)
Fri Aug 2, 2013, 04:50 PM
The Straight Story (43,896 posts)
4. Didn't he used to post here in Meta?
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08-02-2013, 04:59 PM
OMG!!! Every once in a long while they will surprise you!!!May the FORCE be with you!
08-02-2013, 08:29 PM
The substitution of "resident" for "citizen" is a deliberate attack on the concept of citizenship, and a forerunner of the naturalization of illegals.--Odysseus
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