Posted On: Saturday - March 7th 2020 6:38PM MST
In Topics:   Music  Political Correctness  Healthcare Stupidity  World Political Stupidity  Kung Flu Stupidity
This looks likes like the same tweet ridiculed by Peak Stupidity in a previous post, but it's not quite. Whether this is a reply or the other was is something I've had a really hard time with when reading series of these things on blogs.
Here are the "DO"s and "DON'T"s again, but they are different, though no less worthy of disdainful laughter. Of the "DO"s, I suppose the term "contracting" with respect to a contagious disease is fine and a part of the normal terminology. "Acquiring" is too, but as with the strange doctor terminology you'll hear behind the counter, it sounds an awful lot like these people ARE convinced that a case of Corona means 24 12 oz. bottles of beer. "Aquire" has that connotation for most uses, doesn't it? Most people don't particularly aspire to acquire diseases, as in, they don't make an effort to get it. OK, fine, I don't mind the old terminology.
The "DON'T"s, however, show an unbounded PC stupidity on the part of this WHO tweeter. "Transmitting", "Infecting" and "spreading" of a disease are standard terms used by laymen and health professionals alike. They are active verbs, but nobody figures they imply purposeful action.
This PC bullshit about what you DO say and what you DON'T say is not helping anyone keep from getting the Coronavirus. I'd personally rather be STIGMATIZED than end up in the hospital coughing buckets of diverse multi-colored phlegm and ballistically projecting a diverse stream of multi-colored diarrhea. But, that's just me...
How would you know this World Health Organization is serious about disease when you read this kind of thing? Go heal people. Who the hell are you, WHO, to tell me how to talk? Just Who are you?! WHO, WHO, WHO, WHO?
(Yes, it's just another excuse for some more The Who music.)
Who Are You? is the title song from an album the band released in mid-August, 1978. Their famous drummer, Kieth Moon, died 3 weeks later. He sounds pretty good here! "Who" knew he was going to get sick, or, more like, drink a whole bunch of alcohol?