Letter: My word, what a nonsensical ban

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Sir: So Lancaster University has banned 'my wife' and 'my secretary'. Presumably they have also banned 'my boss', 'my parents', 'my worst enemy', etc. If mugged on campus you must be sure to get your attacker's full name as you cannot refer to 'my assailant'.

The only unsurprising point is that the peddlers of this particular political correctness believe it is common courtesy. I can think of few things less courteous than trying to interfere with other people's perfectly innocuous patterns of speech.

Yours sincerely,



17 March