Friday, November 16, 2007

PC Sports Coverage

Boston Sports Media Watch notes that a Boston Globe sports article yesterday used the term “gypped” in early print editions. The word was later replaced with “short-changed”. This is a less accurate word in the context of the story, but one without an ethnic etymology. The online dictionary does not note any vulgarity for the term “gyp”.

It must be difficult for them to keep up with the cutting edge political correctness of the Globe style guide!

1 comment:

flymorgue2 said...

Do gypsies even exist in this country in the manner they do in Europe? If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to be offended, does it make a sound worth editing?

It is the Sox themselves who will be gypped by the Japan trip from a strong start, I predict.