when did a fire engine become appliance? April 16, 2008Posted by nicholas gill in language, words.
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.)