The Queen’s English no longer fit for a king

Political correctness reaches new lows in Britain.

In case you haven’t heard what’s happening in some parts of Jolly Olde England, the mother tongue has been smitten by the land that bred it.

As reported recently in The Telegraph, certain town councils in the U.K. have banned several Latin phrases for being “elitist and discriminatory.”

In Bournemouth, among the 19, count ’em, 19 unacceptable terms are bona fide, ad lib and vice versa. An order prohibits council employees from using these verbal contaminants on documents or when communicating with the public—this in a town whose motto is Pulchritudo et Salubritas, or Beauty and Health.

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