Vaporized language - F

last refreshed 07-21-2019 06:58:13 PM
Forbidden words
Politically correct
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factory
plant
Sounds green, doesn't it? It's still as dirty and poisonous as before, just sounds better.
fireman
firefighter
somehow this isn't "fireperson"
fireman, firewoman, firemen, firewomen
firefighter, firefighters
For once, the politically rectified expression makes more sense. The old expression resembled fireants, fireflies etc.
foreign
international
this goes so far that now there's "shipping to international addresses" and books "international languages" in the public library, or "CondÚ Nast counts international readers and ComScore and Neilsen/NetRatings do not". I wish they would find ONE international reader.
foreigner
foreign national
fraternal
social
Now this is really clumsy. While "fraternize" and "socialize" may overlap to an extent, "social" has too many other meanings to exactly cover "fraternal".
fraternity, sorority
Collegiate greek system residence
Why didn't they ask the Greeks?