« Heartfelt Thanks to the Goracle and Friends | Main | Arctic Imperialism Caused by the Usual Suspects »

August 7, 2007

NYC May Ban the Word "Bitch"

New York City may continue its campaign to impose totalitarian moonbattery on the English language by extending its ban on the word "nigger" to the words "ho" and even "bitch."

The bitch ban is particularly ridiculous, in light of this word's heavy use and multiple meanings. Even New Yorkers, no friends of linguistic liberty when political correctness is at stake, acknowledge its absurdity.

Testifies Michael Musto, one of the insufferably self-satisfied trendoids who write for the Village Voice:

On the downtown club scene, we divest any negative implication from the word and toss it around with love.

Hamish Bowles, European editor at large of Vogue — wearing "salmon seersucker and a purple polo" as he orders a sushi special — opines:

I think it's a description that is used insouciantly in the fashion industry. It would only be used in the fashion world with a sense of high irony and camp.

But Councilwoman Darlene Mealy squawks that the word creates "a paradigm of shame and indignity" for all women. Needless to say, if we ban every word that militant moonbats like Ms. Mealymouthed suspect of creating paradigms of shame and indignity, we'll soon be reduced to grunting and gesticulating like her Brooklyn constituents.

Although attempts to control thought by banning words is disturbingly reminiscent of 1984, not even Mealymouthed expects the measure to be enforced. In addition to eroding whatever remains of respect for the law, unenforceable bans supposedly "carry symbolic power."

As far as I know, Hillary Clinton hasn't commented on the bitch ban. No mention was made of synonyms, so her name should still appear on NYC ballots.

A bitch.

On a tip from V the K.

Posted by Van Helsing at August 7, 2007 2:44 PM


But what are they going to do when Hillary comes to town?

The lefties are getting silly. Sad, but true, in my lifetime many a silly leftish idea has been contracted into our everyday consciousness and have been made into "feel good laws."

Ain't that a bitch?

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at August 7, 2007 3:25 PM

Speaking of Hillary, you should check out what the great Northeastern plagiarizer, Doris Kearns Goodwin has to say about HRM over at Newsbusters.

It is enough to make you want to....... AGH....

Andrea Mitchell was conducting the interview...'nuf said.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at August 7, 2007 4:45 PM

There goes my favorite TV show, the Westminster Kennel Club dog show from Madison Square Garden!

Posted by: beefeater at August 7, 2007 4:50 PM

eneils stole my line...

Posted by: nanc at August 7, 2007 5:08 PM

what will all the rappers call they ho's now?

just curious.

Posted by: nanc at August 7, 2007 5:09 PM

Damn! And I was hoping I'd get to say to the Defeatocrats come the morning of November 5, 2008: "Payback's a bitch." Now what'll I do?

Posted by: jc14 at August 7, 2007 6:01 PM

Ban adjectives.

It's the only answer.

Damn those low-life stinking adjectives...

Posted by: Jimbo at August 7, 2007 6:19 PM

Are they gonna ban "life", too? (Life's a bitch, after all.)

Posted by: Matt at August 8, 2007 5:13 AM

So naturally, New Yorkers can expect to be hauled off to the pokey for calling a female dog "bitch" and for referring to a garden implement as a "hoe". What's next? A tornado in downtime Brooklyn? Oh wait...

Posted by: fellowes at August 8, 2007 8:26 AM