it’s easy to go overboard with anything. food, clothing, shopping, driving, gaming, and of course, political correctness.
i was writing a post the other day and used the word “ladies”. when i finished my post and used wp’s spell checker, the word “ladies” was highlighted. i thought i had misspelled the word (a bit shocking, since it was an easy word). when i clicked on the highlight for an explanation, i see this on my screen. the pic below is the actual screen capture.
my reaction was basically: WHAT. THE. F~*.
put it this way, if i see a random girl on the street and i address her as “woman”, she’ll slap me for sure. i can only guess the spell checker has never ventured into the streets of an average American city.
know what’s funnier? when i typed in the words “gentleman”, “w~*”, “s~*”, “c~*”, and “b~*” (all completely spelled out) just to test the checker, those words weren’t highlighted, meaning they were fine. so, according to wp’s spell checker, i can call a girl a “b~*”, a “w~*”, a “c~*”, and a “s~*”, but i can’t call her a “lady”, that word being too biased to use in polite company. but you can still call a guy a “gentleman”.
i don’t even know what to say, so i’ll just post this for you to see and decide.
and since we’re on f~*ed up things, let me also post this video. my asian friends showed me this vid. after about a minute of this vid i became nauseous and had to go barf. it’s like barney, but times 10, so i will share the misery. if you can watch the whole thing more power to you.