If you have no words for your thoughts, it’s very likely that you have no thoughts, either. How would you think, without words? You could never be any brighter than a dog or a cat, and you’d be without the advantage of actually being good at being a dog or a cat.
California State University at Fullerton–out-of-state tuition, $17,492 a year, not counting food and housing, books, fees, etc.–in its quest to ban words that are not “inclusive,” whatever the devil that means, has added a few more items to its list of forbidden words, including “secretary” and any word with m-a-n” in it ( http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/22/calif-university-deems-man-secretary-male-nurse-not-inclusive-enough.html ).
CSU Fullerton’s “Inclusive Language Pogrom” invites students to let the University know what additional words or phrases “you want people to eliminate.” I wonder what they’d say to anyone who asked ’em to ban “Black Lives Matter.”
Could we please apply a little reason here? Oops–all the academics just ran out of the room.
Seriously, folks: for a word to have a meaning, it has to exclude all the other meanings. Otherwise it has no value as a word and is useless for communication. If I say “I need to take my cat to see the vet,” it does not mean my cat is going to an astrologer, a guitar tutor, or a lawyer. “Vet” or “veterinarian” has to exclude all other meanings.
But for $17,492 a year, just for tuition, you can send your son or daughter to Fullerton to learn pure idiocy. I mean, the whole concept we have come to call “Inclusiveness” is itself without any practical meaning, deadens the mind which tries to accommodate it, and makes a fool of anyone who gets too comfy with it.
You will notice I just used a lot of words that have specific meanings, arrived at by excluding other meanings.
If you have no words, you can have no thoughts.
I think that may be precisely what they’re driving at. If you take my meaning. Maybe what I’ve just said comes across to you as “I have to take my cat to see the vet.”