meet Spiderperson

June 2nd, 2007

I think we all agree it's very important to be politically correct. You shouldn't say spokesman, it's spokesperson. And you better not say Black, it's African American (whatever that means). But did you notice that there are still some shockingly backward phrases in popular use?

For example, Congressman and Congresswoman. What an outrage! I'm going on the record right now with Congressperson.

Likewise, all of our superheroes are in dire need of renaming too. Spiderman becomes Spiderperson, Superman is Superperson, Batman is Batperson, Wonderwoman is Wonderperson. The Green Lantern keeps his name, as lame as it is.

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5 Responses to "meet Spiderperson"

  1. erik says:

    The Colored Lantarn. Why should green be any better than all the other colors?

  2. numerodix says:

    Colored is a big no no, you can't say that. But you could say "Lanterns of Color".

  3. erik says:

    The Tinted Lantern?

  4. Jason says:

    This is something you're likely to hear, on Late Night with David Letterperson.

    Ahhh, the evolution of George Carlin jokes.

  5. Master Of Disaster says:

    I personally don't like where this is going. All this fuzz about politically correct, gender neutral speech - It violates the language (that's my opinion for the German language), and it won't change the opinions of people about certain minorities or the role of females in our society. All it does is annoy the hell out of people. This is all just a big step towards Newspeak...

    My €0.02, flame away...