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Posted: 3/29/2009 7:35:44 AM EDT
EU bans use of 'Miss' and 'Mrs' because it claims they are sexist
Daily Mail UK ^ | March 16, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter

Using 'Miss' and 'Mrs' has been banned by leaders of the European Union because they are not considered politically correct.

Brussels bureaucrats have decided the words are sexist and issued new guidelines in its bid to create 'gender-neutral' language.

The booklet warns European politicians they must avoid referring to a woman's marital status.

This also means Madame and Mademoiselle, Frau and Fraulein and Senora and Senorita are banned.

Instead of using the standard titles, it is asking MEPs to address women by their names.

And the rules have not stopped there - they also ban MEPs saying sportsmen and statesmen, advising athletes and political leaders should be used instead.

Man-made is also taboo - it should be artificial or synthetic, firemen is disallowed and air hostesses should be called flight attendants.

Headmasters and headmistresses must be heads or head teachers, laymen becomes layperson, and manageress or mayoress should be manager or mayor.

Police officers must be used instead of policeman and policewoman unless the officer's sex is relevant.

The only problem words that do not fit into the guidelines are waiter and waitress, which means MEPs are at least spared one worry when ordering a coffee.

They have reacted with incredulity to the booklet, which has been sent out by the Secretary General of the European Parliament.

Scottish Tory MEP Struan Stevenson described the guidelines as 'political correctness gone mad'.

He said: 'This is frankly ludicrous. We've seen the EU institutions try to ban the bagpipes and dictate the shape of bananas, but now they seem determined to tell us which words we are entitled to use in our own language.  

'Gender-neutrality is really the last straw. The Thought Police are now on the rampage in the European Parliament.

'We will soon be told that the use of the words "man" or "woman" has been banned in case it causes offence to those who consider 'gender neutrality' an essential part of life.'

West Midlands Conservative MEP Philip Bradbourn is calling on the Secretary General to reveal who authorised the publication of the booklet and how much it has cost.

He described it as 'a waste of taxpayers' money' and 'an erosion of the English language as we know it'.

'I will have no part of it. I will continue to use my own language and expressions, which I have used all my life, and will not be instructed by this institution or anyone else in these matters,' he said.

'I shall also expect the many translators who sit in the European parliament to translate accurately the language I use. I find this publication offensive in the extreme.

'The Parliament, by the publication of this document, is not only bringing itself as an institution into more disrepute than it already suffers, but it is also showing that it has succumbed to the politically correct clap-trap currently in vogue.'
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:36:50 AM EDT
[#1]
Europe has gone batty
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:37:49 AM EDT
[#2]
Great googly moogly!


They've gone FULL RETARD!!!
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:38:07 AM EDT
[#3]
Thank the MUSLIMS!

As soon as they have complete power in the UK, the only word allowed to describe a woman, will be "woman".
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:38:13 AM EDT
[#4]
Thus continues their rapid spiral towards madness.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:39:03 AM EDT
[#5]
Coming soon to America!
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:39:07 AM EDT
[#6]
Link?

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:39:40 AM EDT
[#7]
Just fuckin stupid.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:40:17 AM EDT
[#8]
Quoted:
Thank the MUSLIMS!

As soon as they have complete power in the UK, the only word allowed to describe a woman, will be "woman".


Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:40:30 AM EDT
[#9]
Quoted:
Link?



*grumble*

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1162384/EU-bans-use-Miss-Mrs-sportsmen-statesmen-claims-sexist.html
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:40:40 AM EDT
[#10]
Link?  Proof?  It sounds like something the EU would try, but then it doesn't at the same time.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:41:14 AM EDT
[#11]
Quoted:
Europe has gone batty


Gone?

They've been moronic for years.

HH

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:42:26 AM EDT
[#12]
This HAS to be a joke.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:46:49 AM EDT
[#13]
Quoted:
This HAS to be a joke.


The Daily Mail is not the onion
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:52:09 AM EDT
[#14]
Is bitch still allowable?








Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:55:09 AM EDT
[#15]
From now on, all fellow citizens, no matter what sex, will be referred to as either Comrade, or Citizen. An example as follows:

"Comrade Smith, you shouldn't have purchased those panties from Victoria Secret. Since my body isn't as shapely as yours, they give you an unfair advantage."

"Hello Citizen Johnson, did you see that article in yesterday's edition of Pravda? Comrade Zaitsev explained the problem of corporate greed in a way that every citizen can understand it!"
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:17:04 AM EDT
[#16]
Look, I know this sounds like 'fake news' or satire, but it is actual news.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:18:09 AM EDT
[#17]
Quoted:
Great googly moogly!


They've gone FULL RETARD!!!


rofl
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:21:22 AM EDT
[#18]
Fuck those assholes.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:22:37 AM EDT
[#19]
How have the insane people, taken over the world? Many more people who think like us on the planet. Somebody needs to hit the "go" switch.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:25:21 AM EDT
[#20]
Newspeak anyone?



This is doubleplusungood.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:32:54 AM EDT
[#21]
Quoted:
Coming soon to America!



I know that this is all in europe but if this shit happens here I will just become the angry white bigot that the libs like to think we are.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:35:00 AM EDT
[#22]
Sounds like my law school.  I ignore these "rules" whenever possible though.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:35:16 AM EDT
[#23]
So are they going to take the next logical step and make all restrooms unisex and get rid of gender-specific pronouns too?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:35:57 AM EDT
[#24]
New speak? circa 1984
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:37:33 AM EDT
[#25]
Quoted:
From now on, all fellow citizens, no matter what sex, will be referred to as either Comrade, or Citizen. An example as follows:

"Comrade Smith, you shouldn't have purchased those panties from Victoria Secret. Since my body isn't as shapely as yours, they give you an unfair advantage."

"Hello Citizen Johnson, did you see that article in yesterday's edition of Pravda? Comrade Zaitsev explained the problem of corporate greed in a way that every citizen can understand it!"


"Citizens, please rise to greet Comrade Obama, 44th president of the United Socialist States of Amerika, visiting us in the European Union to learn our ways and adapt them to his subjects."
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:38:59 AM EDT
[#26]
Fuck the EU.
Fuck obama.


Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:41:23 AM EDT
[#27]
So how do you get someones attention?  "excuse me miss? M'am? Lady? Yo [email protected]#$"
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:31:40 AM EDT
[#28]
NEVER go full retard
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