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    Stossell on O'Reily was interesting tonight. He gave some examples of words not allowed in workplace.

    You can't say to another that they "look like they lost some weight". Evidently that implies they were fat. By the way you can't use the word "fat" either.

    You can't use the words "man made" or "master bedroom" I guess too masculine.

    You can't call a woman "cold" or "careerist" either.

    Needless to say you can't call a woman "sexy" either. There some other phrases that were also banned. There also was one that I am sure I have used many times at work but can't remember what it was.

    Last but not least, one that should be of importance to all here, you can't use the phrase "pet owner". The CORRECT term is "PET GUADDIAN"

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    You can say "pet owner". No place has given pets a place above their status of property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Johnson View Post
    You can say "pet owner". No place has given pets a place above their status of property.

    There was much hulbaloo the other day by an animal rights group that said a judge had signed a habeas corpus order on an animal. When the judge found out about the claim, she found that the attorneys had falsified the heading on a court paper. She ripped them a new one, torn up the paper, and signed a proper order.
    Only in the world of the politically correct do pets rise above the status of property. These were just some of the things that are being given in orientation for the workplace. PETA has evidently found its place in the workplace too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caryalsobrook View Post

    Stossell on O'Reily was interesting tonight. .
    Stossell's shows are usually always very interesting.

    I just wish Fox Business would move his show back to Thursday nights!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    Stossell's shows are usually always very interesting.

    I just wish Fox Business would move his show back to Thursday nights!
    I'm feeling a bit nit-picky this morn, so, is it "usually" or "always"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    I'm feeling a bit nit-picky this morn, so, is it "usually" or "always"?
    One of those local colloquialisms. Both
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