SAN FRANCISCO -- Frankly and francinely, you'd have to be cerebrally challenged, ethically disoriented or emotionally different to deny the effect that appropriately inclusive language and behavior has had on the environs of Turtle Island.
Confused? Well, join the club.
Now, if you had a copy of "The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook" (Villard Books, $10) by Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf, you'd know what we were really saying was that frankly, you'd have to be stupid, dishonest or crazy to deny the effects of the politically correct movement on the American people ("Turtle Island" was what the indigenous peoples called North America before the Europeans showed up).
These days it seems everybody's watching not only what they say, but what everybody else says. Heaven forbid someone somewhere should say or do something that through some stretch of the imagination could be construed as racist, sexist, classist, elitist, ageist, weightist, ableist, speciesist, borealocentrist or whatever other 'ist pops up. Given that, it was only a matter of time until someone decided to spell it all out for us. Thankfully, Mr. Beard and Mr. Cerf did it for laughs.