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August 19, 2020



“The head-linesman handed a pop to each player for their excellent display of sportsmanship during the game.”

Now, read that last sentence again, and tell me where it is offensive.

Do you see it?

Neither did I, but according to the latest list of “Politically Incorrect” sayings and statements, there are - get this - three offensive terms used in that first sentence!

“Linesman” - Banned as sexist, replace with sports official.

“Sportsmanship” - Banned as sexist, replace with sporting conduct.

“Pop” - Banned as regional bias when referring to a soft drink, replace w...



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