LA demands niggardly speach for master and slave hard drives
I couldn't help myself... :-)
Stories like this
make me want to use words like niggardly
were I might more comforatably say miserly or cheap bastard. The bigger point of the article isn't an observation of political correctness in action, its the observation that our public lives are framed in terms of feelings rather than ideas.
This drives me crazy. At work, I tiptoe around people's feelings all day. I'd say its my singularly most depressing observation about adult life... We're all a bunch of babies!
Anyway, I Amazon'd a book a couple months ago called the language police
that talks about the censoring of textbooks such that its not possible to offend anyone reading them... Oh, by the way, in the process the books become bland and uninspiring which, some would say, causes them to be incomplete.