Dumb in Dallas
The PC Police are at it again … this time in Dallas County, Texas where a snoozer of a meeting about traffic tickets turned all kinds of nasty as quick as 1-2-3 over the use of one of the world’s most common astronomy terms.
1. Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said it seemed that central collections office ”has become a black hole” because paperwork routinely gets lost there.
2. That caused Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, to shout ”Excuse me!” before correcting his pigment-deficient colleague, saying the office has become a “white hole.”
3. And that caused Judge Thomas Jones, also black, to demand an apology from whitey Mayfield for his racially insensitive comment.
Seriously people – this again?!?
I feel a crying jag coming on.
Source: American Heritage Dictionary
Source: Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
I’ll grant you, so far the 2008 Verbal Retardation Award has to go to the Brits who wanted to ban ‘brainstorming’ in favor of ‘thought showering’ — but these Dallas County Commissioners have definitely earned themselves a most dishonorable mention in the ’20 Kinds of Asshatednessly Overboard Responses’ subcategory.
What other perfectly legit words and phrases will we next be asked to quit?
::: Los Angelinos rejoice — right? :::
::: Not many are actually doing that right now anyway :::
::: where o’ where will Aunt Midge’s mail go?!?!?! :::
::: don’t get excited Cleetus – you’ll always have that honor :::
God help the environmentalists once the aliens go PC …
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