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Velvet Verbosity #382 – The Error of the ‘Ess’

 

This week’s prompt from Velvet Verbosity is the word “Heiress.”

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THE ERROR OF THE ‘ESS’

The Lincoln Herald’s executive editor glowered in Alexandra’s doorway. “Alex, I’ve told you a dozen times that you cannot use these “ess” suffixes in your stories!”

But it’s about a world-renowned heiress. What else can I call her? She certainly isn’t an heir.”

Yes, she is.”

No, she’s not. An heir is a man.”

You know the Usage Panel refuses to accept suffixes designating gender.”

But that’s crazy! Journalism’s being smothered by all this ‘political correctness!’”

Yes, true journalists are gasping for their last breath. It’s too late for me, but I’m going to save your life: you’re fired.”

 

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5 thoughts on “Velvet Verbosity #382 – The Error of the ‘Ess’”

  1. Ouch – I do so hate political correctness. It’s so foolish and it really does infringe on our inalienable rights… But what’s really sad is that people so willingly give up those rights! Great writing.

    God bless you,
    Cheryl

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