She's No 'Showgirl': Microsoft Pummels the Problematic by Correcting Your Unwoke Words

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While using Microsoft Word, have you ever waited for the mailman?

If so, I have life-changing news.

From now on, you’ll be sitting in anticipation of the postperson. Or the letter-carrier. Or the mailhuman. Or something of the like.


So goes progress, as Microsoft has unveiled a cocksure spellchecker that rules the roost with “inclusiveness.”

Try to include “postman”? That’s a no-go.

As reported by the Daily Mail, “[T]he tech giant has developed an additional feature which reviews a user’s work and decides whether the language used could be potentially offensive.”

They’re not correcting you with a red pen, but it’s close:

The function produces a purple line beneath words or phrases it deems problematic while offering more ‘inclusive’ alternatives, and is included on the Office 365 version of Microsoft Word from 2019 onwards.

Inclusion’s an interesting thing:


To its credit, the tech titan makes a concession:

Microsoft has released a statement in which it recognized that the inclusivity spellchecker may not be suitable for all scenarios and stressed that users can choose to turn the checker off at any point to be in control of their final output.

The company’s enacted profoundly progressive moves as of late.

As covered by RedState’s Mike Miller in November, Microsoft’s Ignite conference featured introductions from participants that were especially informative:


The brainchild of Bill Gates is trying to change the world, and it’s doing so one syllable at a time.

Recommended improvements to your usage:

  • Whitelist > Accepted List
  • Postman > Postal Worker
  • Mankind > Humanity

The Sun reports other examples:

  • Maid > House Cleaner
  • Showgirl > Performing Artist
  • Master > Expert
  • Mistress > Lover
  • Manpower > Workforce
  • Heroine > Hero

More from the outlet:

Users who write “Mrs. Thatcher” are told it “may imply gender bias” and are prompted to change it to the supposedly less offensive “Ms. Thatcher.”

The software’s settings allow users to check all desired woke workarounds:

  • Age Bias
  • Cultural Bias
  • Ethnic Slurs
  • Gender Bias
  • Gender-Specific Language
  • Racial Bias
  • Sexual Orientation Bias

These days, there’s a whole lot of correction goin’ round.


American Medical Association Wokes Up, Cancels Terms Such as ‘Morbidly Obese’ and ‘Inmates’

Girl Power, Be Gone: All-Female School Abandons ‘She’ and ‘Her’ for Something More ‘Inclusive’

Medical Journal Apologizes for Its Empowering Call to ‘Bodies With Vaginas’

Woke in the Water: Shark Advocates Call for an End to the Word ‘Attacks’ in Favor of ‘Interactions’


Host of School’s Free Speech Event Issues Language Guide Prohibiting ‘Man,’ ‘Woman,’ and ‘Mother’

The Hypocrisy of the Left Knows No Bounds, as School Reveals New ‘Banned Words’ List

The point of getting smarter used to be to know more words, hear more opinions, be exposed to more new and different things. Somehow, Powers That Be have determined the opposite is true. They also, frequently, happen to be the ones telling us what to say, think, be exposed to, and know.

It’s an uncanny coincidence.

And though Microsoft allows users to turn off its guide, such cultural changes appear to increasingly be, not merely suggestions, but demands.

Or, depersonds.

Happy woke writing, America.



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