Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 11:17:44 -0500 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: PC Language >Unfortunately, I have no conclusive academic answer, >but I can say from experience that on my campus >the most regular users of PC language (with >serious intent) are administrators in the >Campus Housing department. > >Buzzwords like "diversity," "multi-culturalism," >and many, many others never saw the light of >day on this campus until Housing used them in >promotional materials around 1990-91. > >I don't really know the significance of >Campus Housing's role in revisionism, >but I do know that ever since, PC language >has been adopted by almost the entire >administration. > >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; >;Kathleen M. O'Neill Come to think of it, much of the PC activity (multiculturalism, globalism, etc.) on our campus comes from the Student Activities Office. The housing folks have long been into euphemism/revisionism. We can't call the dorms anything but "residence halls." The housing director is "director of resident life." On a related issue, we no longer have PE classes: we have classes in "wellness." Speaking of wellness, I am going to the doctor today for an annual check-up: our insurance program will completely cover this examination under a "wellness benefit." An interesting note on campus revisionism: Recently "Procurement" was changed to "Purchasing" to avoid unsavory associations with prostitution. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]