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By Joe Kovacs
In its ongoing effort to make the English language more politically correct, the United Nations is now urging people to dump the use of gender-specific terms such as “husband,” “wife,” “boyfriend” and “girlfriend.”
The global body says its goal is to “help create a more equal world.”
“What you say matters,” the U.N. said on Twitter. . . . It then provides a list of potentially objectionable terms, including mankind, chairman, congressman, policeman, landlord, boyfriend/girlfriend, manpower, maiden name, fireman and husband/wife.
The alternative for husband or wife, for instance, would be “spouse,” according to the U.N. Click here to continue reading.