Friday, March 18, 2016

"Irish Person of Year" - Political Correctness Strikes Again

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This Middletown Press article reports Matt Lockwood was named "Middletown Elks Irish Person of the Year".

Irish "person"? The grammatically correct and proper term is "Irishman". This "person" business is unnecessary and meaningless political (in)correctness.

For those who failed or forgot basic English 101, the English language is Germanic in nature, (as opposed to Romantic), wherein the masculine is understood to include the feminine, when the context so requires.

This is even codified in US Code 1, Sec. 1: "In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, unless the context indicates otherwise— . . . words importing the masculine gender include the feminine as well; . . ."

I can see the Femi-Nazi heads spinning, now: time to grow up and get over it and use the English language in the manner in which it is designed.

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