Before I get into the kind of silly blog, I wanted to take a short time to express my thanks to our nations Veterans.   I did not serve myself but I did serious consider a career in the military.

As with many of you the ravages of war has hit my family too.   My Uncle Edward Denton was killed outside of Paris in WWII.  I never got to meet him but I have always had a spot in my heart for him.

Many people in my family have served.  My Father, two Uncles, two of my brother in laws, and my Father in law.   Let’s all take to opportunity to say Thanks and God bless you all.

There was a story in the stupid news that I just had to chuckle about.   Colorado State University apparently has decided that the phrase “YOU GUYS” is politically incorrect.

SAY WHAT?

They also listed “Long time no see” and ya’ll.

Let me say something here, I grew up in Memphis TN. during a time a certain word was very common.  That word was meant to demean and insult people.  But growing up it was in common everyday use.  Yes I used it with the operative word used it.  That was until I realized what that word really meant.   It took a long time for me to stop using it.  Why, once again it was such a common word that as a child it was ingrained in me.   I do not say the word today because I would never say anything to demean a group of people.  The intentional use of such language is not something that I support in anyway.

However I just have to shake my head with some of the phrases and words that are seen as offensive.  An example is the term “You guys”.  As a kid we used to make fun of those who said “You guys”. Why?  Because in the south we used “Ya’ll.  I know that people in the north and west made fun of us for saying “Ya’ll” because they said “You Guys”

Here is a list of some words that the website politicallyincorrectme.uk/banned.htm had about these words.  Now remember some of these are lounge in check

Please use the PC alternative….

Alive Temporarily metabolically abled.
Bald Follicularly challenged
Body Odor Non discretionary fragrance
Broken Home Dysfunctional family
Clumsy Uniquely coordinated
Criminal Behaviourally challenged
Dead Living impaired
Dishonest Ethically disoriented
Drunk Chemically inconvenienced
Dustman Sanitation Engineer
Fail Achieve a deficiency
Fairy Petite airborne humanoid with mystical powers
Fat Horizontally challenged
Foreign Food Ethnic cuisine
Gossip Speedy transmission of near-factual information
Housewife Domestic Engineer
Ignorant Knowledge-based non-possessor
Jailer Custodial Artist
Jungle Rain Forest
Late Rescheduled arrival time
Lazy Motivationally deficient
Lumberjack Tree Murderer
Natural Disaster Global Warming occurrence
Short Vertically challenged
Shy Conversationally selective
Spendthrift Negative saver
Talkative Abundantly verbal
Tall Vertically enhanced
Trailer Park Mobile Home community
Ugly Cosmetically different
Worst Least best
Wrong Differently logical

 

I am just trying to say the Extreme in any movement in my opinion can make that movement seem silly and out of date.   I emphasize the EXTREME.  There are legit concerns in a lot of different areas and I am in full support of discussion of those concerns.  I just think today there are people who are just looking for ways to be offended.  If you are offended by that then you get over yourself.

 

Today is “Happy Hour Day” we look at eh people’s choice awards and how to tell if someone doesn’t like your Thanksgiving meal.

Stupid news:  Colorado State gets Stupid. A bear attack, and a Porta Potty theft.

Laff Lines: Getting your tonsils out