This PC-business is really getting ridiculous. You can barely say anything these days without triggering somebody one way or the other.
Holiday greetings are off limits. Huge lists of words are off limits (heck, we wrote here awhile back about how the word “midget” is offensive when used to describe raisins).
So now the PC police are going after people’s given names. Got that? Your NAME might be offensive to someone and therefore should not be seen in public.
Yes, it’s gotten to be that crazy.
CBS Local in Pittsburgh reports, Canadian provincial government has withdrawn a man’s eponymous personalized vehicle license plate, saying Lorne Grabher’s surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper.
Grabher said Friday that he put his last name on the license plate decades ago as a gift for his late father’s birthday, and says the province’s refusal to renew the plate late last year is unfair.
Grabher says the Nova Scotia government is discriminating against his name.
— Kelland Sundahl (@KSundahlCTV) March 24, 2017
Transport Department spokesman Brian Taylor says while the department understands Grabher is a surname with German roots, this context isn’t available to the general public who view it.
Oh puh-LEEZE. This all reminds me of an old Henny Youngman joke.
A guy named Joe Lipschitz goes to a judge to get his name changed. The judge says ‘with a name like Joe Lipschitz I’m not surprised.” The guy says, “yeah, I want to change it to Fred.”
[Note: This article was written with a rimshot by Michele Hickford]