The Associated Press Stylebook was once again mocked on social media after its latest suggestion to do away with terms involving the word “the” to avoid “dehumanizing” people.
The AP Stylebook’s Twitter account, which usually posts guidelines on reporting, officially recommended on Thursday to avoid “‘the’ labels” when referring to groups including, for some reason, “the French.”
“We recommend avoiding general and often dehumanizing ‘the’ labels such as the poor, the mentally ill, the French, the disabled, the college-educated. Instead, use wording such as people with mental illnesses. And use these descriptions only when clearly relevant,” the tweet read. Continues
like when they call it, the Ukraine
So now “the” is a word not to be used?
Okay, let’s give it a try….
What _ heck?
I’m going to _ store
Let _ cat/ dog in
What is _ name of …?
Yup. Sounds like someone who’s never had any education. More attempts to dumb us down. The ultimate goal of virtue signaling
But calling all White people irredemably racist is still ok and not dehumanizing at all.
My, my, my. Isn’t this a coincidence? This distraction is being circulated right after Pfizer is caught on tape admitting their Covid guilt? What are the odds?
So, THE Associated Press Stylebook claims that saying, or writing THE French is dehumanizing?
Ha ha ha … too rich … THE assholes don’t understand what they’re bitching about.
izlamo delenda est …
Well, the French would have to be human first, in order to de-humanize them.
No doubt “the Russians” is still acceptable.
just grunt and point- that’s where this is going
THE media is THE enemy of THE people.
We THE people.
A and And to be removed next. THE loony left can go to Hell as far as I am concerned.
Without the prefix THE, there would be no way to properly describe any object. There would be no THE United States of America, THE Pacific, Atlantic or Indian Oceans, THE seven seas, THE Navy, THE Army, THE Marine Corp., THE Air Force, THE Coast Guard etc. Whose Military service would it be without THE qualifying prefix of THE, there would be no way to differentiate. It’s just another word that the left wants to destroy in order to confuse THE language and make everything become meaningless. How else are you going to say that THE left can go fuck itself? Go fuck yourself left doesn’t make any sense in any kind of grammatical fashion.
OHIO STATE’s Marching Band & Sports teams may NOT agree.
Reading articles written by the Associated Press is dehumanizing.
The AP is trying to ensure our undereducated college grads are not caught with their “Grammar Pants” down, when they write or speak.
The French, and all that conveys.
Can we still call the frogs THE cheese eating surrender monkeys? I fart in their general direction.
But the old adage, “The French will be French!” is okay since they’re a bunch of FROGS!