First off let me say that calling a black person a nigger if you don’t know them and know that they would take offense to it is of course wrong. I’ve greeted one of my closest friends, a black man that was an usher in my wedding and I in his and had traveled around the country extensively "My Nigger" as a greeting and we would laugh but you would have to be stupid to say it to someone you don’t know would take offense to it. When I greet my black friend "My nigger" it is honestly meant as a term of endearment.
That being said, I think the reason that the PC police is running amok is because so many small businesses have been squashed out of existence and so many more people work for "the man" whether it be the huge government, or a large corporation, or a school system, or the military, or a super large company with human resource departments and all. So when something like a woman creating a huge ruckus over the term midget gets brought up, the only people you hear from are the politically correct crowd because the people who might know it’s silly don’t want to lift up their heads and speak out because they are afraid that it might cost them their job.
Midget in the dictionary –
[mij-it] Show IPA
(not in technical use) an extremely small person having normal physical proportions.
any animal or thing that is very small for its kind.
very small or of a class below the usual size.
being a miniature replica or model.
1850–55; midge + -et
1. See dwarf.
No where in the dictionary do they mention it as a negative connotation. When we grew up there was never a negative connotation associated with it. A small person that was under 4 feet tall when they got older was a midget.
But now you have the PC police striking fear into pickle companies because the PC police goes on a power trip and a classic staple in every household, the midget pickle gets renamed only because it is easier to just change the name that face the PC backlash.
Because in the board room at Vlasic Pickles you have a bunch of people sitting around and the subject comes up-
Corporate guy leading the meeting at Vlasic-
“We got this lady who is upset because suddenly what we’ve been calling all these years, the Midget Pickle she finds offensive to her midget child.”
Then they say
”How do you all feel about this?”
And it’s at that very point where all the decision makers in the room’s assholes pucker up in fear.
Because they know as silly as it sounds to change the name of the classic midget pickle after decades of pumping out gazillions of jars of midget pickles, that not one of them is gonna go on record as to saying that they should just keep on with the classic midget pickle brand name that they’ve always had and never intended to be a slight because they don’t want it on record when the PC police make an even bigger stink about it as being their idea, voiced in that room, to keep the name the same.
So Vlasic issues a statement saying they will change the name, lose the brand that they’ve built up for years, burn all the packaging that they’ve already contracted out and paid for which was printed with the name “midget pickles” because some broad had a hair across her ass and some more of her PC buddies had a hair across their ass and they picked up momentum and what media outlet doesn’t like to report on the absurdities of these PC police and the conflicts that they create, and there you have it. No more classic midget pickles for Vlasic.
Censorship. Welcome to America baby. Watch your tongue.