March 07, 2007
The phrase "stone age" has been labelled offensive by anthropologists who say it should not be used to describe living peoples. It also says that "primitive" or "savage" are no longer acceptable terms for such groups of people.
Such terms damage the welfare of tribal people, say anthropologists. "All anthropologists would agree that the negative use of the terms 'primitive' and 'stone age' to describe [tribal peoples] has serious implications for their welfare," says a statement from the anthropologists' professional association.
ALL anthorpologists? What a special group to have unanimous agreement or, at least, to have the leftists say so.
So, today, how would this cramp the style of Gen. Curtis E. Lemay, who said "We should bomb Vietnam back into the 'stone age'" "Paleolithic" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
Anyway, watch what you call people. There are some who get offended (video) by insinuating that they are "pretty boys" or anything else that you call them.
Are we going to hear from the insurance caveman on this? (Go to his site and entertain yourself checking out his pad. Just don't say that the decorating scheme appears "stone age.")
What picky, insensitive words am I going to have to watch out for tomorrow?
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