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calendar   Saturday - February 01, 2014

just another sign of our times

A very short story that says a heck of a lot about our times.

Councils these days have nothing better to do. 

How the F.  did civilization ever advance this far using these very incorrect words?

Council bans ‘the elderly’: Staff booklet suggests using the term ‘older people’ instead

Rule was revealed in 31-page booklet for Denbighshire County Council staff

North Wales authority also says calling people ‘love’ or ‘pet’ can be offensive

TaxPayers’ Alliance: It’s a waste of time and pointless pontificating

By Daily Mail Reporter

Town Hall chiefs have banned staff from using the term ‘the elderly’ and suggested ‘older people’ as an alternative.

According to Respect, a 31-page booklet handed out to 5,000 employees at Denbighshire County Council in North Wales, the word elderly is an ‘unacceptable’ phrase.

Similarly, an office is not manned but staffed, dinner ladies should be referred to as catering staff, workmen are workers, headmaster is head teacher, chairman is chairperson and a child or youngster is a younger person.

The booklet, produced in Welsh and English, told staff: ‘We should not make assumptions based on someone’s age.

‘Being older in the UK carries views of being worn out and of little use, it is also used as a term of abuse.

‘Youth can be seen as representing inexperience and unreliability.’

It added: ‘The terms love, dear, pet may be considered offensive by some people, particularly women and should not be used.

‘We should always consider whether it is necessary or appropriate to use labels to describe people and we must be careful not to patronise people by undermining their individuality.

National stereotypes: Staff are told to avoid works like ‘Jock’ for Scottish. The guide says labels should be avoided and adds: ‘We must be careful not to patronise people by undermining their individuality’

‘Don’t say “some of my friends are gay,” “you’re just like one of the lads,” “I remember when I was young” or “you might not want to do that at your age”.

Also banned are Paddy or Mick for Irish, Jock for Scots and Taff for Welsh.

And instead of saying Christian name, staff should say ‘first name’ or forename.

Robert Oxley of the TaxPayers’ Alliance said: ‘Denbighshire council need to waste less time and less taxpayers’ money producing bureaucratic garbage and instead focus on providing services that residents and the elderly rely on… rather than this ridiculous taxpayer-funded pointless pontificating.

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