Tuesday, 14 June, 2005

New Speak

Need to write a report for your pointy-haired boss?  Be sure to visit the Web Economy Bullshit Generator for all those cool phrases that he's expecting to see.

On a related note, I was perusing one of my many bookshelves last week when I ran across The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook.  I don't know where I obtained this gem, but it's a real hoot.  The book contains four sections:

The sad part about The Handbook is that there is a reference for almost every usage described.  Government, corporate, and academic leaders actually use these terms and hold the beliefs that are described in the book.  It's frightening in some ways.  And very funny.  But it's like a book of Gary Larsen "Far Side" cartoons--best taken in small doses lest you overdose on hilarity.

The book was copyright 1992, so you might not be able to find it in stores.  Surprisingly, it's still available on Amazon.  But don't worry if you can't find the book.  Just search Google for politically correct dictionary