AP Stylebook Declares Saying “The French” Is Offensive – IOTW Report

AP Stylebook Declares Saying “The French” Is Offensive

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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

17 Comments on AP Stylebook Declares Saying “The French” Is Offensive

  1. 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

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

  4. 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.

  5. The AP is trying to ensure our undereducated college grads are not caught with their “Grammar Pants” down, when they write or speak.

    Too late.


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