When George Carlin was arrested for doing his “Seven Words You Can’t Say On Television” bit, at least the words were actual curse words. Canada has just issued a list of 18 (!) words people are no longer allowed to say because they might offend someone, and some of them have people baffled as to who would be offended by them or why. Terms like “blackmail,” “grandfathered in,” “tone-deaf” and “first world problem.”
If you get horribly offended by these words, then you are a perfect example of someone with a “first world problem.” But as Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge notes, this is only scratching the surface. If we’re going to purge the language of every word anyone might possibly find offensive, we’ve got a long way to go, and he offers some examples.
Warning: he points out that there are 279 words alone in the English language that include the letters “black,” so by the time we’re finished censoring all the words, everyone will just be grunting and pointing. All conversations will sound like Tim Allen monologs.