Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 12:27:30 -0500 From: Wayne Glowka 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. 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]