Category Archives: political correctness (PC)

Brummagem (more thoughts about language policing)

    This post relates to comments I received recently in response to two of my previous posts:     “her” instead of “him”; Ms.; and what else? https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/12/20/her-instead-of-him-ms-and-what-else/     an exchange about political correctness, pedagogy, and LANGUAGE https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/11/20/an-exchange-about-political-correctness-pedagogy-and-language/     … Continue reading

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A Slap in the Face? Or, Reverse Racism?

    See: ‘A Slap in the Face’: Pick of White Man to Lead Council Draws Fire by Jeffery C. Mays And J. David Goodman The New York Times December 22, 2017   “For months, black political leaders watched the … Continue reading

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“her” instead of “him”; Ms.; and what else?

    The reflections of mine which follow concern a point of grammar that bothers me. The usage which I object to occurred in the following article which I was reading on Monday.   “Casualties of the Cashless Society: Those … Continue reading

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an exchange about political correctness, pedagogy, and LANGUAGE

    A reader of a post of mine from the day before yesterday   “Mozart, Alexander L. Lipson, and Russian 1 with Professor Gribble” https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/11/18/mozart-alexander-l-lipson-and-russian-1-with-professor-gribble/   sent me an email.     His response was complimentary. However, he did critique … Continue reading

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Mozart, Alexander L. Lipson, and Russian 1 with Professor Gribble

    On Thursday, November 16, 2017, I heard a performance at Carnegie Hall of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat major, K. 428 by the Tetzlaff Quartet. Mozart’s K. 428 is one of his Haydn Quartets, a set … Continue reading

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will “ladies and gentlemen” go the way of the dodo?

      The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is replacing the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” in announcements with gender-neutral words in an effort to be more inclusive. Instead you’ll likely hear, “Good morning, everyone,” or, “Hello, passengers.” It’s just one of … Continue reading

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highfalutin hogwash; pseudo intellectual inanity; pernicious pomposity, perverse pontificating (take a hike, Spiro Agnew! you too, Bill Safire!)

    Two things are pertinent to this post — form a background to it, so to speak. First, this past March, I wrote a blog post: “Racism Rears Its Ugly Head”   https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/03/22/racism-rears-its-ugly-head/   about objections to a painting by … Continue reading

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