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when did a fire engine become appliance? April 16, 2008

Posted by nicholas gill in language, words.

fire engine

I was watching the news a couple of weeks back when that plane crashed near Biggin Hill and all I could think of was why were they calling a fire engine an appliance? Has the world gone mad?

It was, and always will be, a fire engine. I found these examples too to show how the world truly has gone mad. Words in a before (real world) and after (mad world) order.

Retard – Mentally Impaired.

Handicapped – Physically Challenged.

Midget – Little Person.

Indian – Native American.

Oriental – Asian.

Stewardess – Flight Attendant.

Waiter/Waitress – Food Server.

Mankind – Humankind.

Postman – Letter Carrier.

Unemployed – Job Seeker.

Boob flash – Wardrobe Malfunction.

Rubbish Man – Sanitary Engineer.

And lastly (for now)… Focus Group – On-Demand Customer Collaboration.

(I think I may have found some of these via AdRants. Image.)



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