Thursday, December 13, 2012

Rep. Hank 'Guam might tip over' Johnson (D-Ga.) forswears saying anything else stupid...

Just kidding. He is giving up the word 'midget.' 

The Washington Post reported:
Turns out, the language one uses in speeches on the House floor is no small matter. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) today apologized for using what he terms “the m-word” during a speech the previous evening.
What is this shocking term? Midget.
The Georgia Democrat used the word — offensive to some, who prefer the term “little people” to describe those with dwarfism, he noted today — in a metaphor about the Michigan labor situation in which he made a point about an unfair matchup. “What happens when you put a giant with a midget in a cage fight?” he asked rhetorically.
Today, he said he has since learned that the language is “no longer socially acceptable,” much like the “n-word.”

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