During yet another woke language code presentation, civil servants at the Home Office were reportedly told that words like “homosexuality” and “mate” should not be used.
Staff at the UK’s Home Office, the department in charge of key government functions like immigration, crime, and terrorism, were reportedly forced to sit through a lecture on leftist ideals about language, including the use of novel gender pronouns and the words or phrases that are apparently no longer acceptable.
A release of the presentation acquired by the Westminster gossip site Guido Fawkes, revealed that civil servants at the Home Office were told that they should refrain from referring to someone as a “homosexual” or using the word “homosexuality” as it could “reduce the person to purely sexual terms” and that “people tend to use gay instead” as homosexual is “generally considered a medical term now”.
The language police went on to say that words like “butch,” “femme,” pre-operative and post-operative, sex change, and transsexual were all prohibited.
The phrase “transgendered” was also banned as it “suggests a condition of some kind”, while “transgenderism” was also put on the no-no list as the presenters claimed that the word “suggests a ‘ideology’ that could be argued against”.
Another forbidden word was the British term of endearment “mate,” though it is unclear from the leak why it was deemed offensive.
The government employees were then told that they should respect a myriad of gender pronouns, including “neopronouns” like “zie” or “ey”.
Staff were also instructed to include their preferred pronouns in emails and to use neutral words when they were unaware of another’s preferences. “Don’t make assumptions about a person’s partner’s gender,” they were told. “Ask if you’re unsure. However, avoid intimate questions about body parts, sex life, relationships, and so on.”