i know you're "old",quit saying those words!

United States
January 2, 2018 10:46pm CST
my mom is of the baby boomer generation..and stubborn and also set in her ways. she's been having a hard time understanding the new "PC" environment of america now. i've been trying to get her to stop using certain words-partly because i'm afraid she'll piss someone off accidently..some people take any opportunity to start a fight or a lawsuit now. i've tried to explain to her some terms for things are now archaic and frowned upon. she's said she's too old to use the new ones,and also sometimes she doesn't know what the new term is.(i kind of can't blame her on the second one..some have been revamped more than once). but occasionally i want to crawl under something when she opens her mouth. here's some candy.be quiet and just wait for the doctor,willya?
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@Srbageldog (6616)
• United States
3 Jan
I am noticing this with my parents too (and my grandparents before them.) The thing is, sometimes they are using the "old" politically correct term for something; but times change and the PC term changes, so the old term becomes outdated and offensive. (As an example, "colored." My grandparents and bf's grandma always used that term, because back in the '60s or whenever when they were younger, that was the PC term, but nobody uses it now.) I am always getting on my mom for using certain terms which are definitely not "okay" anymore. My dad, on the other hand...sometimes I wish he'd just keep his mouth shut when we're in public.
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@TheHorse (54776)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jan
I had a young Latino college student call black/Latino/etc. people "colored." I chucked inside. He was trying to be "PC," but didn't understand than in English, the current PC term is "people of color." I call white people "people of pallor" now.
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• United States
3 Jan
@TheHorse I think "people of pallor" is my new favorite phrase.
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@josie_ (5843)
• Philippines
3 Jan
I also think being "politically correct" is getting ridiculous. Besides we earn the right as old people (not senior citizens) to be occasionally grumpy and piss off those young "know it all".
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• United States
3 Jan
oh..she hates the "e" word (elderly)..she got royally pissed off at the last person who called her that.
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@jstory07 (59933)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Jan
Nothing wrong with the old sayings.
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@shaggin (30152)
• United States
3 Jan
Lol yes older people are not always good at being politically correct.
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@TheHorse (54776)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jan
I enjoy that.
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@shaggin (30152)
• United States
3 Jan
@TheHorse ditto it makes me laugh and makes them seem more innocent
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@TheHorse (54776)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jan
Heh heh. What are some of the ancient words she uses? I am an old hippy (well, post-hippy) and a progressive in recovery. The PC movement drives me nuts too. I had a young white woman call me "racist" because I still (except in presentations) call black people black, rather than African-American.
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• United States
3 Jan
the "r" word is one.she doesn't use it to insult..it was the clinical term back then. i usually ask first if it needs come up on the other. my godmother was black/white/native,and she told me she prefered black because as she said,"she was born here". her words,not mine,so i guess it's preference.
@Plethos (5556)
• United States
3 Jan
If people cant understand shes not hiding the straight forward, no b.s. person she is, then the offended party should crawl back to thier safe space and start coloring thier coloring books before thier sensitive snowflake feelings melt out of thier eyes.
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• Preston, England
3 Jan
many people use getting old as an excuse for not trying sadly, they just take it as read that they won't learn so they don't try.
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