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bob schwarer BS: Political Correctness (102* d) RE: BS: Political Correctness 21 Sep 00

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Bonehead award three goes to the Boeing Company. It's a political correctness gone mad award.

Now this is dangerous because the last time I gave Boeing a bonehead award they started bouncing all the mailings that go to Boeing employees. But we'll give it a go anyway. I received the following from a Boeing employee, Lynda. Thanks, Lynda! In Lynda's words:

Y'know those big round things that hang from the wings of a jet airplane - the things that make it go?

Well, here in Boeing's 737 factory we have recently been informed that we may not call them "engines" anymore. Seems that somebody got offended because "engine" sounds too much like "Injun" and they felt it was a racial slur. We are supposed to call them "powerplants" now. Really.

What next?

Bob S.

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