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2022-02-15 21:37 »

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After highlighting the inclusivity issue, Word's new functionality will suggest more acceptable alternatives - which includes discarding 'blacklist' and 'whitelist' in favour of 'accepted list or 'allowed list'.

The function also suggests changing 'postman' to 'postal worker' and altering Neil Armstrong's famous moon-landing quote from 'one giant leap for mankind', to 'humankind' or 'humanity' instead.

Other examples of the spellchecker's woke suggestions reported by The Sun are 'maid' (Word suggests 'house cleaner'), 'showgirl' ('dancer' or 'performing artist'), 'headmaster' ('principal'), 'mistress' ('lover'), 'master' ('expert'), and 'manpower' ('workforce').

The spellchecker also took exception to Mrs Thatcher - stipulating that the former British Prime Minister should in fact be referred to as 'Ms' Thatcher.
I know, you're about to piss yourself with excitement. Hold on (hold it in), it gets better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PraEcNDGSqY

If you think the joy ends after the listing of all the Native American tribes that used to roam where Microsoft headquarters are built and naturally wondering if the bones under the place bring good luck, you'd be mistaken. Everyone introduces themselves, tells you their race and identifies their clothing!!!
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2022-02-15 21:53 »

I wonder what users in the Kingdom think upon learning of 'woke' replacement for master and mistress. :lol:

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2022-02-17 02:03 »

I think it's respectful to use terms like "postal worker" instead of "postman", because there are other people than just "men" working there but beside being respectful, languages always change, they never stay the same. It was normal to use "postman" if 100% were men working there, maybe it was that way in the old times, I don't know but a word in a language describes something, it is supposed to convey information, so for example if there are not just "men" working there, then the word "postman" actually lacks information and is no longer fit to describe the workers at the postal office.

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2022-02-18 22:50 »

Well, what if you're literally speaking of the man who delivers mail to your home? I have an Aunt who refers to her postwoman. Rude? It's ridiculous. The assumption made regarding mistress and master are completely absurd particularly considering this was coming from a UK publication and I would assume that MS would have set a locale. Ms. Thatcher, seriously? This walking around on eggshells so as to not offend some dumbass with nothing better to concern themselves with needs to end. Hell, I personally only use the term 'postal workers' when referring to either all of or a group of people working for the postal service, however I do realize that some in the generations older than I do sometimes use the term postmen when referring to a group of or all of them. Quite frankly, it's not my job to make sure that nobody is offended or nobody feels 'not included'.

What's next religion?
God bless you please, Mrs. Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
After woke check:
Wonder to you, Ms. Robinson
Nirvana waits for those who meditate
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
The god-awful shit also needs to recognize quotes.

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Steven W wrote:
2022-02-18 22:50
What's next religion?
God bless you please, Mrs. Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
After woke check:
Wonder to you, Ms. Robinson
Nirvana waits for those who meditate
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
The god-awful shit also needs to recognize quotes.
Nirvana's probably too suggestive also.
Wonder to you, Ms. Robinson
Enlightenment awaits those who meditate
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
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