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(The Business Journals)   Say goodbye to "master bedroom." For the sake of political correctness, it is now the "owner's suite"   (bizjournals.com) divider line 166
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2013-04-17 03:05:39 PM
says who? The opinions of a couple shiatty general contractors does not a consensus make.
 
2013-04-17 03:05:48 PM
It'll always be the Masterbateroom to me.
 
db2
2013-04-17 03:06:23 PM
How about 'massa bedroom'? Can we go with that still?
 
2013-04-17 03:06:47 PM
This is exactly like when those assholes starting calling carholes garages.
 
2013-04-17 03:06:50 PM
Must be a regional thing, we always called it the "I am the owner of human beings as property Plaza"
 
2013-04-17 03:07:06 PM
So is this one of those supposed PC intrustions into our lives, perpetrated by some cabal of whiney assholes that was only talked about by one dude that one time and actually will never be mentioned again?
 
2013-04-17 03:07:42 PM
This is farking stupid.  The head of the household is always considered the Master of the house, whomever that may be.

As a matter of fact, any unmarried male is formally referred to as Master until they get married and become Mister.

/grumbles something about unwashed masses and class
 
2013-04-17 03:07:54 PM
That tears it, I'm starting a campaign to see Redskins added to the Fark filter technology:
www.juanelway.com
 
2013-04-17 03:08:35 PM

Alonjar: This is farking stupid.  The head of the household is always considered the Master of the house, whomever that may be.

As a matter of fact, any unmarried male is formally referred to as Master until they get married and become Mister.

/grumbles something about unwashed masses and class


yeah my Grandmother still addresses mail to me as "Mstr."
 
2013-04-17 03:08:53 PM
It's a lot like life
 
2013-04-17 03:10:03 PM

Triumph: That tears it, I'm starting a campaign to see Redskins added to the Fark filter technology:
[www.juanelway.com image 301x320]


A few media outlets in D.C. have committed to stop using their name until they change it.
 
2013-04-17 03:10:21 PM

Wellon Dowd: What should I call my Slaves' Quarters from now on?


Broom closet.
 
2013-04-17 03:10:21 PM
"Oubliette" is still cool though right?
 
2013-04-17 03:10:29 PM
The droids understand.
 
2013-04-17 03:11:03 PM
No more "master suite" as opposed to "slave quarters?"
I'm disappointed.
 
2013-04-17 03:11:23 PM

busy chillin': I always thought it meant the best room in the house. Master.

oooops.

But I recently learned my favorite phrase "What a gip" is racist as well so I seem to be slow on the uptake.


This to the 1st half.

Spell Gyp right and it's a little clearer for the 2nd half.

/for those still working on it Gypsies rip you off
 
2013-04-17 03:11:55 PM
Those lock people are gonna be SO pissed when the boycott folls 'round...
 
2013-04-17 03:12:17 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Master, Owner...what's the difference in 1860?


Agreed.  This doesn't seem like much of an 'improvement'; obviously they didn't take much time to think that one through before they started the PC whining machine.
 
2013-04-17 03:12:37 PM
I'd like to meet the kind of person who are offended "master suite."  And hit them.
 
2013-04-17 03:13:27 PM

slayer199: I guess there aren't any safe words.


^THIS^... Oh ffs!!! What is wrong with people? Too many cry babies getting butt hurt over the dumbesy stuff
 
2013-04-17 03:14:54 PM

GoldSpider: I'd like to meet the kind of person who are offended "master suite."  And hit them.


Maybe with a whip, huh honkey?

/Just reminded myself that I bought Django Unchained at Wal*Mart today...
//looking forward to that
 
2013-04-17 03:15:22 PM
Fornication Station?
 
TWX
2013-04-17 03:15:54 PM
I don't see how "Master" automatically implies "Slave".

Mastery - extreme proficiency in a skill.
Master Carpenter - top of his craft, oversees Journeymen and Apprentice Carpenters
The Master - The Doctor's arch-nemesis (well, okay, he wanted to or has enslaved, but whatever)

ChipNASA: [i112.photobucket.com image 160x120]


This is a discussion about master/slave, not male/female...
 
2013-04-17 03:16:12 PM

slayer199: show me: And about that FARK handle. You still going around killing people with reckless abandon?

Uh, no...and my post was intended to be more subtle and clever than most people will get on the first read.


You mean about things to say if the rope gets a bit to tight? Totally got that.


/didn't get it until you said something
 
2013-04-17 03:17:05 PM

Alonjar: This is farking stupid.  The head of the household is always considered the Master of the house, whomever that may be.

As a matter of fact, any unmarried male is formally referred to as Master until they get married and become Mister.

/grumbles something about unwashed masses and class


Making it even more awkward if your last name is Bator.
 
2013-04-17 03:18:02 PM
I have a friend who calls himself a 'master plumber' - THAT RACIST BASTARD!

And I was just listening to a recording of the Modern Jazz Quartet that was made from the original masters! - THOSE RACIST BASTARDS!

Also, wanted for questioning:


www.wired.com
 
2013-04-17 03:18:03 PM

Cold_Sassy: AdolfOliverPanties: Master, Owner...what's the difference in 1860?

Agreed.  This doesn't seem like much of an 'improvement'; obviously they didn't take much time to think that one through before they started the PC whining machine.


Settle down, now. These threads about some organization trying to do something "PC" always devolve into strawman executions. No one has come out and "whined" that they have a problem with the term master bedroom. A group of businessmen made a decision that based on their knowledge of the term's origin it owuld be better not to use it. So, lets not start biatching about how these imaginay super-sensitive people are ruining the world.
 
2013-04-17 03:18:13 PM

mike_d85: /for those still working on it Gypsies rip you off


Yeah, but their tears can be useful.
 
2013-04-17 03:18:26 PM
If I am the owner, then I am the master of all I own.
Igor, where are you boy!
cumming master!
 
2013-04-17 03:18:56 PM
This big bedroom.  This little bedroom.  Me Tarzan.
 
2013-04-17 03:19:26 PM

cptjeff: jonny_q: Oh.. they weren't saying "owner" is racist, they were saying that "master" is racist and "owner" is better... ooooookayyyyyyy

Yeah, this is a moronic attack on the english language.

Because "master" has only ever had one meaning. Go fark yourself, morons.


www.doctorwho1.com

Concurs.
 
2013-04-17 03:20:34 PM
There is no such thing as politically correct. There is only historically accurate and the language, more often than not is the tail being wagged, not the dog.  If there's something about the history that preceded you that you think shouldn't be repeated, you change it by the way you live, not by creating a bunch a linguistically gymnastic, tiptoe around the dog poop malarkey.  You clean up the dog poop.  Or you can go full Lenny Bruce and just take the most biting, hateful and derisive terms imaginable and, as a culture, use them and repeat them and run them into the primordial goo until they are meaningless.
 
2013-04-17 03:20:36 PM

AAlumni: Also, wanted for questioning:


He no doubt favors the white pieces.
 
2013-04-17 03:21:25 PM
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the [redacted: content] of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
 
2013-04-17 03:22:35 PM

slayer199: I guess there aren't any safe words.


"More" is a terrible safe word.  Found out the hard way.
 
2013-04-17 03:22:38 PM
ChipNASA:
 i112.photobucket.com

You know what's weirdly accurate about that picture?  My parents left me alone in the house for three weeks when I was two years old.  When they came back, they'd found that I'd latched onto a sawhorse and behaved as though it were my mother.  I don't remember much of it, but I still don't feel loved unless I end up with splinters.
 
2013-04-17 03:23:23 PM

gopher321: Wow. That's one of those phrases you never really think about until someone points it out and you go, "Yeah, that really is racist."


Just like that brouhaha years ago about master/slave drives on a computer.


No, that really is not racist.
 
2013-04-17 03:23:47 PM
My peeve is 'Vandalism'

It's a derogatory term derived from the name of an ethnic group, but it seems acceptable to most people.
 
2013-04-17 03:23:57 PM
media.tumblr.com
Does not approve.
 
2013-04-17 03:24:16 PM

Triumph: That tears it, I'm starting a campaign to see Redskins added to the Fark filter technology:
[www.juanelway.com image 301x320]


To be fair they were not all that delightful

www.natallnews.com

2.bp.blogspot.com

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-17 03:24:23 PM
"Debtor's den" is a better term.
 
2013-04-17 03:24:29 PM
blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com
Owner of Puppets?
 
2013-04-17 03:25:03 PM

Kaenneth: My peeve is 'Vandalism'

It's a derogatory term derived from the name of an ethnic group, but it seems acceptable to most people.


Paddywagon
 
2013-04-17 03:25:52 PM

bunner: There is no such thing as politically correct. There is only historically accurate and the language, more often than not is the tail being wagged, not the dog.  If there's something about the history that preceded you that you think shouldn't be repeated, you change it by the way you live, not by creating a bunch a linguistically gymnastic, tiptoe around the dog poop malarkey.  You clean up the dog poop.  Or you can go full Lenny Bruce and just take the most biting, hateful and derisive terms imaginable and, as a culture, use them and repeat them and run them into the primordial goo until they are meaningless.


You're right. That's why I still call my oven the "Jew shower".
 
2013-04-17 03:26:48 PM

jayhawk88: I'll take, "Things That Don't Matter A Lick But People Will Get All Pissy About Anyway" for $400, Alex.


Heehee
 
2013-04-17 03:26:58 PM

maudibjr: [blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com image 500x500]
Owner of Puppets artificial

anthropomorphic stringed facsimile?
 
2013-04-17 03:27:20 PM

thurstonxhowell: bunner: There is no such thing as politically correct. There is only historically accurate and the language, more often than not is the tail being wagged, not the dog.  If there's something about the history that preceded you that you think shouldn't be repeated, you change it by the way you live, not by creating a bunch a linguistically gymnastic, tiptoe around the dog poop malarkey.  You clean up the dog poop.  Or you can go full Lenny Bruce and just take the most biting, hateful and derisive terms imaginable and, as a culture, use them and repeat them and run them into the primordial goo until they are meaningless.

You're right. That's why I still call my oven the "Jew shower".


images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-04-17 03:28:02 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: ChipNASA:
 [i112.photobucket.com image 160x120]

You know what's weirdly accurate about that picture?  My parents left me alone in the house for three weeks when I was two years old.  When they came back, they'd found that I'd latched onto a sawhorse and behaved as though it were my mother.  I don't remember much of it, but I still don't feel loved unless I end up with splinters.

 Pinocchio is that YOU?!?!?!?

www.whitezine.com
 
2013-04-17 03:28:33 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: A group of businessmen made a decision that based on their knowledge of the term's origin it would be better not to use it.


So... a solution to a problem that doesn't exist?
 
2013-04-17 03:29:01 PM
retromedia.ign.com

So this is now Blaster Owner?

Who runs Barter Town?
welovecult.s3.amazonaws.com

Owner-Blaster does!
 
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