Of course, she could be forgiven for being unable to keep up with the latest word or phrase the PC police has deemed too offensive to write or say out loud. There are so many, practically a new one every day!
It started with legitimately offensive terms such as the N-word, the C-word, the F-word – but of course the liberal thought police have taken it to the extreme. Now there’s the B-word (bossy), the new F-word (fag), and the R-word (retarded), all words that have been commonly used in the American lexicon. At this point, why don’t we just go all out and ban any word that begins with a letter of the alphabet?!
Following the “Ban Bossy” campaign, the new trendy feminist word to ban is one used since perhaps the beginning of time — “girl.”
Its last political correctness row was over the use of the N-word.
Now, the BBC is once again under fire. Only this time, the dispute involves a rather less offensive term … girl.
The corporation was accused of censorship after cutting the ‘G-word’ from a documentary on the Commonwealth Games.
During the programme, presenter Mark Beaumont, 31, was flung to the ground by a young judo champion, and joked: ‘I am not sure I can live that down – being beaten by a 19-year-old-girl.’
His remarks were aired in full when the documentary, called The Queen’s Baton Relay, was first broadcast on the BBC News Channel in April.
But fearing viewers might take offence, the corporation decided to edit out the word ‘girl’ when it was repeated last week.
Maybe the next hashtag campaign will have to be #BringBackTheWordGirl.