Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 12:27:30 -0500
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: PC Language
Wayne Glowka wrote:
We can't call the dorms
anything but "residence halls."
Good heavens, what do they do to you if you slip up and call them dorms??
If we slip up and say "dorms," we get corrected.
Here's some anti-PC language. I just encountered some female students in
my structure of English class who were sitting and smoking in the courtyard
outside the student union bulding. Conversation concerned what brands of
cigarettes I smoked before I quit 22 years ago. They wondered if I knew
about the obscene figures on the camel's back on a pack of Camels; they
then talked about penises in the clouds in some Walt Disney cartoon movies.
Feeling a little awkward, I started to leave to come back and grade all of
these term papers, and I noted that one of them was smoking Virginia Slims.
The young woman who also told me that a female member of the class was not
present last week because she was "on the pot" retorted, "Yes, she smokes
Vagina Slimes." I hastened away.
You've come a long way, baby.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu