Australian of the Year and former Army chief David Morrison says the term “guys” should no longer be used in workplaces.
The retired Lieutenant General is today launching a new Diversity Council Australia video which aims to crack down on language which excludes minority groups.
“Australian of the Year”? PC toady of the year, more like.
He said he was not trying to become the “language police” by supporting the new campaign…
Yes he is. What a blatant misuse of language … by someone trying to convince us we are misusing language. Dishonest and hypocritical, Morrison.
UPDATE: Australia needs a popular vote for “Australian of the Year”.
UPDATE: A reader notes:
“Guys” is not used in a gender specific manner when a group is being addressed. It may have been once, but it isn’t now. Many women use the term when talking to other women or mixed groups. It means “you lot” in today’s vernacular, although perhaps this interfering busybody-on-wheels hasn’t realised that yet.
“Exclusive language, gender-based language or inappropriate language, has as much a deleterious or disadvantaged effect as something where you’re saying something blatantly inappropriate to another human being,” General Morrison told ABC News Breakfast.
Say what?? If he could speak English properly himself it would be a good start.
What’s “exclusive language”? And what’s “gender-based language”? Answer: they’re inventions of a PC ninny tying himself up in nonsensical knots as he falls over himself talking rubbish. Language is language, and people will use it to express what they want to say to others, as they always have, whatever General Nitwit thinks.
UPDATE: Another reader:
It speaks volumes about the Australian Army that such a prat could have risen to Lieutenant General.