Word Choices

Over the last few months I’ve heard about some word choices that better represent the idea being conveyed. There was even a browser extension that would do the first replacement right within the web page.

  1. Political correctness = treating people with respect
    • For example: Has America gone crazy over treating people with respect?

Does that not sound completely ridiculous?

  1. Government (gummint) = democracy
    • For example: Democracy needs to get out of the way of business!

While I don’t have any clever replacements of my own, I think a number of ideas aimed at fairness and equity, which are often used negatively, could use some replacements: socialism, universal healthcare, feminism, basic income…