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Mr. George Orwell, Please Pick Up the White Courtesy Phone

April 2, 2013

A few months after defending the continued use of “illegal immigrant,' the Associated Press has surrendered to activist lobbying and dropped the term from its style book. Instead, it suggests “living in or entering a country illegally' or “without legal permission.' They still bar the use of “undocumented,' but give them time.

The rationale for the change is that they are “ridding the Stylebook of labels,' proscribing the use of, for example, “schizophrenic' and suggesting in its stead “diagnosed with schizophrenia.' So, I guess that means they'll bar “thief' in favor of “person engaged in thievery'.

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