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The AP's Complicated Word-Association Test

EdFix Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 8:51 AM
I can embrace the concept that "illegal" shouldn't be an adjective applied to people. How about we call them the "illegally immigrated (persons)"? There, fixed it.
Hamilcar Barca Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 9:11 AM
How about we just call them criminals and treat them accordingly.

Problem solved.
The Artist Formerly Known as Bill Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 10:41 AM
No, no, no: they should be referred to as "those operating outside of the legal jurisidiction."
Truckman Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 10:50 AM

In what may be the greatest victory to date for the sophisticatedly asinine organization "No Labels," the Associated Press has embraced a new policy against "labeling people." For instance, its widely used and influential style guide is being purged of such terms as "schizophrenic" in favor of "diagnosed with schizophrenia."

Most of the chatter about the AP's move has been over its decision to drop the term "illegal immigrant." AP Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll explained that the change on "illegal immigrant" was based on the no-labeling policy. "We concluded that to be consistent, we needed to change...