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Political correctness in engineering
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Political correctness in engineering
(11-18-2020, 07:48 PM)TonyAnkle Wrote: I wonder if estate agents will stop using the term master bedroom?

Already done. 

https://abc13.com/houston-association-of...Biedenfeld.

Quote:The Houston Association of Realtors, commonly know as HAR, has made changes to its room descriptions on its online property database, replacing the term "master" with "primary."


Master bedroom and master bathroom will now say primary bedroom and primary bath.

"Some of these changes are simply good faith exercises to demonstrate awareness of historic improprieties or inequities," said Associate Prof. of Business at the University of Houston - Downtown Dietrich von Biedenfeld.   

What's the big deal? Languages including English are not static; they are constantly evolving and it seems silly to take offense at changes in how people communicate with each other. If someone wants to call the big bedroom a primary bedroom instead of a master bedroom, that's fine with me.

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I was wondering tonight what would replace the term, "horse-collar tackle."
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(11-20-2020, 03:52 AM)Tres Leches Wrote:
(11-18-2020, 07:48 PM)TonyAnkle Wrote: I wonder if estate agents will stop using the term master bedroom?

Already done. 

https://abc13.com/houston-association-of...Biedenfeld.

Quote:The Houston Association of Realtors, commonly know as HAR, has made changes to its room descriptions on its online property database, replacing the term "master" with "primary."


Master bedroom and master bathroom will now say primary bedroom and primary bath.

"Some of these changes are simply good faith exercises to demonstrate awareness of historic improprieties or inequities," said Associate Prof. of Business at the University of Houston - Downtown Dietrich von Biedenfeld.   

What's the big deal? Languages including English are not static; they are constantly evolving and it seems silly to take offense at changes in how people communicate with each other. If someone wants to call the big bedroom a primary bedroom instead of a master bedroom, that's fine with me.

-Teresa

Yeah, so are we going to go to the trouble of renaming everything then? What will the masters golf be called? "The competition for pepole who are very good at golf competition."
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(11-20-2020, 08:17 AM)Dānu Wrote: I was wondering tonight what would replace the term, "horse-collar tackle."

Equine harness restraint.
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An engineer is a person who determines the square root of 4 to be 1.99999999 and says, "oh, that's close enough".
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(11-21-2020, 12:44 PM)SYZ Wrote: An engineer is a person who determines the square root of 4 to be 1.99999999 and says, "oh, that's close enough".

1.9999 is close enough for all practical purposes.  Girl_yes2
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