Top 10 politically incorrect words of 2006 named

posted at 9:24 am on December 18, 2006 by Allahpundit

An easy call. Number six is my favorite.

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Ha! OK, you’re back in. This one’s a hit.

GPE on December 18, 2006 at 9:28 AM

Coffee without milk. Ya’ think?

Wade on December 18, 2006 at 9:34 AM

Coffee un-creamed and un-sugared: that’s black coffee as ordered in Oceana.

Gottafang on December 18, 2006 at 9:38 AM

In keeping with the spirit of all of the posts of late that deal with the topic of Christian denominationalism, you should all know that the members of my particular religious sect (viz. the Contrarians) will all be strongly compelled to use all of these words as much as possible in 2007.

CyberCipher on December 18, 2006 at 9:39 AM

If I ask for a black coffee at a coffee shop and they don’t give me my coffee, I’ll slap the latte right out of the idiots hand.

Those of us who drink black coffee don’t like to be pestered when we’re in need of it.

frankj on December 18, 2006 at 9:39 AM

So I guess this begs the questions…

7. Oriental – Asian, please. Though this is generally a purely American phenomenon. In Europe, Asians prefer the term Oriental, which literally means ‘those from the East’.

Which does Michelle prefer? Or just something without the gratuitous Wonkette references?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 18, 2006 at 9:45 AM

So I’m figuring that ordering the coffee “Strong and black just like…” is somehow wrong,too? Like frankj sez,that is not the time to give me grief,I just might flip out,Oh,oops,another one.Damn.
I will just site quietly in the corner.

bbz123 on December 18, 2006 at 9:46 AM

I might have to write a post about how Michelle, an Oriental, is using a “Flip Chart”, while drinking black coffee, to illustrate her point on her blog. Just to see how many of these PC readers I can get to have heart attacks.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 18, 2006 at 9:47 AM

The Engrish list was a tasty bonus.

Kid from Brooklyn on December 18, 2006 at 9:48 AM

My prayer for this holiday season:

Our God who Our Mother and Father who are in Heaven, as we come close to the celebration of your birth births, and we’re all hoping for a white politically incorrect color Christmas, let us please remember and pray think about those who are in need of our help. As we look back on the history herstory of our spiritual menaissance renaissance, let us not forget those Macacas Indians and Orientals Asian-heritage and global warming deniers misguided persons who, whether they’re 1a or 1b conservative or liberal, feel they are in need of a stiff momtini green tea while studying their flip charts writing blocks.

Amen Allah Ahkbar

dalewalt on December 18, 2006 at 9:50 AM

My ex(Korean) hated the term “Oriental”.

EnochCain on December 18, 2006 at 9:52 AM

How would the coffee shop have handled a customer who asked for his coffee “like I like my women…hot, white, and strong”? I’ve had more than one guy tell me that.

windbag on December 18, 2006 at 9:54 AM

My ex(Korean) hated the term “Oriental”.

The way it was explained to me is that Asian is used to descibe people and Oriental used to describe inanimate objects. When explained like that I could understand why people wouldn’t want it used.

JasonG on December 18, 2006 at 9:59 AM

The way it was explained to me is that Asian is used to descibe people and Oriental used to describe inanimate objects. When explained like that I could understand why people wouldn’t want it used.

Thats exactly why she hated it.

EnochCain on December 18, 2006 at 10:00 AM

Im shocked the word “rosie” didnt make it on this list.

infidel on December 18, 2006 at 10:11 AM

I should have noted earlier, I always order my café noir in deference to the sensitive proclivities of those within f*****g earshot.

GPE on December 18, 2006 at 10:19 AM

Those of us who drink black coffee don’t like to be pestered when we’re in need of it.

frankj on December 18, 2006 at 9:39 AM

So true.

Esthier on December 18, 2006 at 10:29 AM

Let’s see. Coffee without milk. Does that equate to ordering a plain hot dog as “Hot Dog without mustard, ketchup, onions, relish, sauerkraut, meat sauce, celery salt, salsa, etc, etc.?

Wade on December 18, 2006 at 10:39 AM

I cannot quite wrap my mind around the sublime idiocy of #6.

Q: What color is your diet cola?
A: Racist!!!

Physics Geek on December 18, 2006 at 10:46 AM

I cannot quite wrap my mind around the sublime idiocy of #6.

Q: What color is your diet cola?
A: Racist!!!

LOL!!!

EnochCain on December 18, 2006 at 10:47 AM

Good Lord, that is one of the dumbest lists I’ve ever read. Thanks.

Cary on December 18, 2006 at 10:59 AM

Yellow rice, red skin potatoes, white gravy…

Ropera on December 18, 2006 at 11:07 AM

I’m just waiting for Halle Berry to get pissed about people ordering a Mocha…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 18, 2006 at 11:14 AM

2. Global Warming Denier – Since there are those who now believe that climate changed has moved from scientific theory to dogma; there are now proposal that ‘global warming deniers’ be treated the same as ‘holocaust deniers:’ professional ostracism, belittlement, ridicule and, even, jail.

Well, I’ve already taken the professional ostracism, belittlement, and ridicule. I guess next I’ll be imprisoned for daring to disagree with the myth of global warming.

JammieWearingFool on December 18, 2006 at 11:25 AM

Oriental has never had a deeper meaning than “of the east”. It’s corollary term is Occidental for “of the west”. The dedicatory of the Kings James Bible refers to the death of the king’s mother as “the setting of that bright Occidental Star, Queen Elizabeth of most happy memory”.

There is no racial, ethnic, or prejudicial concept to the terms Oriental or Occidental, they are descriptive only of relative direction. But today’s way is to be offended no matter what.

On a recent flight home, I asked for coffee. The stewa attendant asked how I wanted my coffee, and I said black. To which she asked, “so, just sugar?”. Eight years she has been serving as a flight attendant.

Freelancer on December 18, 2006 at 11:33 AM

I guess next I’ll be imprisoned for daring to disagree with the myth of global warming.

JammieWearingFool on December 18, 2006 at 11:25 AM

Naah. Just flogged in the public square. Or maybe a few days in the “Clockwork Orange” video theater where you are forced to watch Rosie O clips that AP has captured from “The View” episodes. Hmmm. I wonder if they’re using that technique at Gitmo?

CyberCipher on December 18, 2006 at 11:36 AM

2. Global warming deniers

Perhaps a more accurate term would be “deniers of the ludicrous presumption that any uptick in global mean temperature is primarily anthropogenic”.

Denying that that the earth is experiencing a (temporary and cyclical) warming trend ignores measured facts. Assigned blame to man for that trend also ignores facts. It’s nothing more than a power-grab from those whose only source of influence is the control of large sums of money. Make “Big Oil” cough up billions to “reverse man-made global warming”, and you have influence. No thanks, Al.

Freelancer on December 18, 2006 at 11:47 AM

So I guess now it’s
“We three kings from Orient Asia are
bearing gifts, we’ve traveled so far…”

Why didn’t the word (gum)balls make it on there?

BigOrangeAxe on December 18, 2006 at 12:06 PM

Personally, I also like my coffee the same way I like my women – ground up and stored in the freezer.

(…Joke. That’s a joke.)

mikeomatic on December 18, 2006 at 12:14 PM

“Black coffee” is racist??? WTF??? What about “black magic marker,” “black crayon,” or “black ink cartridge?”

The stupidity of the left never ceases to amaze me.

(Sorry if this gets duped, but my first attempt to post it seems to have gotten eaten by a grue.)

JinxMcHue on December 18, 2006 at 12:18 PM

Flashing back to the cigar store Indian episode of Seinfeld.

JERRY: You know, I don’t get it. Not allowed to ask a Chinese person where the Chinese restaurant is! I mean, aren’t we all getting a little too sensitive? I mean, someone asks me which way’s Israel, I don’t fly off the handle.

and

WINONA: Jerry, I really need it back. It, it is mine.

JERRY: You can’t give something and then take it back. I mean, what are you…
(catches himself)

WINONA: What?

JERRY: A uh, a person that uh…

WINONA: A person that what?

JERRY: Well, a person that gives something and then they’re dissatisfied and
they wish they had, had never uh…

WINONA: And?

JERRY: …give, given it to the person that they originally gave it to.

WINONA: You mean like, an Indian giver?!

JERRY: I’m sorry, I’m not familiar with that term.

MamaAJ on December 18, 2006 at 12:18 PM

My favorite:

Bonus: Political Correctness — ‘Equality Essentials,’ a 44-page training manual book called has been used for staff training courses at Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire suggests that the term Political Correctness is now politically incorrect.

“A was trying to teeeel you for a loooong taaaame; now it has coooome to this – global waaaarming denaaaaers will be prosecuuuuuted” –Al Gore

Entelechy on December 18, 2006 at 12:26 PM

Good stuff.

MarkB on December 18, 2006 at 12:32 PM

If you read further down the article, you would have notice the “chinglish” phrases.

No Noising and Airline Pulp were my favorites.

kiakjones on December 18, 2006 at 12:41 PM

Race is often involved in PC terminology flips. One of my favorite ones was when it was decided that Negroes would be Blacks before becoming African-Americans. How does translating from Spanish to English make any difference?

Euphemisms have to be rotated because it doesn’t take long for the new word to mean what the old word meant, complete with negative connotations.

No matter whether you call people that can’t walk crippled, handicapped, disabled, or diffferently-abled, they can’t walk.

If you think that there’s something bad about being a Negro, Black, African-American, then changing what you call them doesn’t change what you think about them.

So if a person thinks there’s something wrong with calling unadulterated coffee ‘black’, it’s because deep down they think there’s something wrong with black people.

The Monster on December 18, 2006 at 12:42 PM

I always thought “Asians” was codespeak for raging Paki muslims. The ones you see depicted on the right hand sidebar of this page.

Kim Hartveld on December 18, 2006 at 12:43 PM

After the coverage of Hurricane Katrina, this probably needs no explanation: In New Orleans, at any of the locally-owned Rue de la Course coffee shops, the house’s dark-roast blend is called “Ninth Ward.”

Kralizec on December 18, 2006 at 12:46 PM

1a and 1b
Flip Chart
Black Coffee

the world has lost its fracking mind!

Defector01 on December 18, 2006 at 12:56 PM

4. Flip Chart. The term can be offensive to Filipinos, please use ‘writing block’.

This could also offend the coach of the Pistons.

2. Global Warming Denier – Since there are those who now believe that climate changed has moved from scientific theory to dogma; there are now proposal that ‘global warming deniers’ be treated the same as ‘holocaust deniers:’ professional ostracism, belittlement, ridicule and, even, jail.

I’ll try to remember global warming when I’m freezing my arse off in Green Bay on Thursday night watching my team try to generate 1 lousy offensive TD vs the Slackers, er I mean Packers.

All I want for Christmas is Brett Favre’s 2 front teeth.

Burn styrofoam this week for me!

Sarcasm, Just one more service I offer.

VikingGoneWild on December 18, 2006 at 1:10 PM

Shew! I’m glad that when I drink chocolate milk I’m not a racist! I love me some chocolate milk!

SouthernGent on December 18, 2006 at 1:35 PM

I love me some chocolate milk!

Sometimes, the jokes just tell themselves.

Kid from Brooklyn on December 18, 2006 at 3:43 PM

[The Monster]

Euphemisms have to be rotated because it doesn’t take long for the new word to mean what the old word meant, complete with negative connotations.

Amen Allahu Snackbar. An epiphany, that is … profound wisdom.

If they’re going to cycle through these things then why can’t they just come up with a schedule going out 30-40 years? “Okay, 1970 = Black / Oriental, 1990 = African-American / Asian, 2010 = ? / ?” What’s next??

I don’t like to be kept guessing and I sure don’t like being called “racist” for using a term that the self-described community insisted be used, for a time.

Likewise our burning through host[ess] steward[ess] flight attendant uniformed crewmember on-board airline employee over 50 years or so is telling. I think to this day that “flight attendant” is more degrading than steward[ess], which at least implies stewardship over something as opposed to mere attendance, but what do I know. The term probably works because the word “attendant” is so colorless, people don’t even give it a second thought. (Tony am I way off here?)

[Kim Hartveld]

I always thought “Asians” was codespeak for raging Paki muslims. The ones you see depicted on the right hand sidebar of this page.

It is in Britain, which is probably one reason why Orientals can’t be called “Asians” in Europe, even if they wanted to be. It’s only here in the U.S., where our first immigrant contact was with Chinese, Japanese and other oriental immigrants well before more recent contacts with Indian nationals (let alone raging Paki Muslims), that the term “Asian” was even available for repurposing to mean Oriental in particular.

Now, with Indian nationals streaming onto our shores, our only room to maneuver is to call one group “East Asian” and the other “South Asian”, as if that helps anyone feel better. So where do Indonesians fit into this dichotomy? (“I don’t know… what do they look like?” is the honest, and telling, answer. Hmmm…)

That’s the problem with trying to play this game. True liberals are more concerned with not offending people in person than they are in patronizing them by calling them different, more ‘sensitive’ names every 20 years.

RD on December 18, 2006 at 4:26 PM

This list is a little melodramatic, no?

Global Warming Denier – Since there are those who now believe that climate changed has moved from scientific theory to dogma; there are now proposal that ‘global warming deniers’ be treated the same as ‘holocaust deniers:’ professional ostracism, belittlement, ridicule and, even, jail.

I certainly haven’t heard any serious proposal to jail global warming deniers. And even though there are many important dissimilarities between Holocaust deniers and global warming deniers (I’m not even remotely suggesting a moral equivalence), there is one important similarity – take the path of histrionic aggrievement when the facts don’t work out in your favor.

Jazzman on December 18, 2006 at 4:35 PM

[RD}

I don’t like to be kept guessing and I sure don’t like being called “racist” for using a term that the self-described community insisted be used, for a time.

This might come off sounding misleading (and ignorant) since often the communities involved may not have started out “self-described”, others might have “described” them first (sometimes viciously). But once that community has taken over the duty and the decision-making power over what they are to be called, they are now describing themselves and the rest of us are entitled to some measure of clarity over the issue.

RD on December 18, 2006 at 4:36 PM

Jazzman, do I understand you correctly? Are you suggesting that the “deniers” are on the “histrionic path of agrievement” because the facts don’t support our lack of belief in the “phenomenon”? Or do I have it backwards?

tickleddragon on December 18, 2006 at 4:45 PM

Tickleddragon, you interpreted me correctly.

Jazzman on December 18, 2006 at 5:04 PM

A term I have long had a problem with is “freedom-fighter”. This was invented by the drive-by’s sometime in the 80s usually linked to Central America. A crime-fighter fights crime and a prize-fighter fights for a prize. Which is it? Why not stick with patriot to describe someone fighting for freedom……

ritethinker on December 18, 2006 at 5:34 PM

Can you imagine, after reading number six, Thomas Jefferson saying he takes his coffee like his women, hand-picked from a field……….oh I’m going to hell….

ritethinker on December 18, 2006 at 5:36 PM

Can you imagine, after reading number six, Thomas Jefferson saying he takes his coffee like his women, hand-picked from a field……….oh I’m going to hell….

ritethinker on December 18, 2006 at 5:36 PM

In a hand basket! See ya there?

SouthernGent on December 18, 2006 at 5:39 PM

You REALLY think we’re histrionic…? ROFLMAO.
You guys anthropomorphize SUVs into evil beings and call US hystrionic. Palllease.
Um, you have to PROVE that there is a phenomenon…not wait for us to prove there isn’t one. You’d not last two seconds in court, Sport.

tickleddragon on December 18, 2006 at 5:51 PM

How would the coffee shop have handled a customer who asked for his coffee “like I like my women…hot, white, and strong”? I’ve had more than one guy tell me that.

windbag on December 18, 2006 at 9:54 AM

That reminds me of a similar joke I heard once.
‘I like my women the way I like my coffee, strong and bitter.’

Anyway, does anyone remember that lecture from Billy Madison about how ‘we are all stupider for having heard that’? That’s how I’m feeling right now. Shame on you, Allah!

I thought the ‘flip chart’ thing might not have been so stupid if they’d given an explanation as to why Filipinos might find it offensive.

I was also a little irritated (more than a little, actually) by the moral equivalence they were trying to draw between BS deniers and holocaust deniers by mentioning them together.

Wolfman on December 18, 2006 at 6:10 PM

I like my women the way I like my blues, low down and dirty.

No point, I just wanted to tell that joke.

JackM on December 18, 2006 at 6:23 PM

Ray Nagin likes his coffee like he likes his city…chocolate.

windbag on December 18, 2006 at 7:00 PM

“Black coffee” is racist?!?! Ok, it’s official – the inmates have taken over the asylum.

In regard to the comments about black/Negro/African-American: Many years ago, a friend of mine hated the phrase “African-American”. He’d respond, “I ain’t no damn African-American. The closest I’ve ever been to Africa is ‘Safari World’ in Secaucus, New Jersey. I’m black.” He was, too, as in Ace-of-Spades black. He and I would scandalise people by the way we talked to each other; neither of us had any use for “political correctness”. We had fun…

Rusty Bill on December 18, 2006 at 10:27 PM

I intensely dislike being called “Asian” or “Asian-American.” I can live with Oriental. I never understood why it was so offensive – or who was even offended by it. Can’t we just be yellow people like blacks are black and whites are white, etc?

wherestherum on December 19, 2006 at 1:13 AM

A term I have long had a problem with is “freedom-fighter”. This was invented by the drive-by’s sometime in the 80s usually linked to Central America. A crime-fighter fights crime and a prize-fighter fights for a prize. Which is it? Why not stick with patriot to describe someone fighting for freedom……

Actually what a “freedom-fighter” does depends on who you are… We on the right use the term to describe those who are fighting for freedom, while those on the left, like Moore and Sheehan, use that term to describe those fighting against freedom…

Gianni on December 19, 2006 at 9:05 AM