The next edition of the Newspeak dictionary will be substantially thinner, now that the clowns running New York City’s education establishment have declared a long list of words to be forbidden:
The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests.
Fearing that certain words and topics can make students feel unpleasant, officials are requesting 50 or so words be removed from city-issued tests.
The list of banned words and subjects includes:
• Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)
• Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)
• Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)
• Homes with swimming pools
• Junk food
• Loss of employment
• Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan)
• Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)
Soon it will be more efficient for educrats to issue lists of words that are still permitted. This list will eventually be pared down to “Mmm, mmm, mmm! Barack Hussein Obama.”
On tips from Fiberal, Dave H, and RAK.