Vaporized language - S

last refreshed 07-21-2019 06:57:06 PM
Forbidden words
Politically correct
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salesman
salesperson, salespeople
People is now officially the plural of person. Multiple personality disorder is now people disorder.
second-hand
pre-owned
It's as if someone did you a favor by owning it for you for a while. Nobody ever died of pre-owned smoke.
seller
sales representative
this seems to be holding, after going through several aborted versions like salesman, salesperson
sister
sibling
see brother
soldiers
troops
note that "troop" is now pluralia tantum - haven't heard it in singular for years.
sportsman
athlete
Are the track & field guys now "athletic athletes"?
spying
antiterrorist surveillance
stewardesse
flight attendant
subtitles
closed captions
They are supposedly completely different - subtitles are text over a movie, while closed captions are text over a movie (plus descriptions of other sounds). But then, subtitles happen only in international... movies.