Time To Update Your Big Book Of PC Words
The Big Book of Politically Correct Words® hasn’t been updated in a few…errrr, days, but courtesy of the Homebuilders of America, you no longer have to hear the disgusting phrase “master suite” anymore, as the word “master” has been successfully deleted from Real Estate agent lingo:
A survey of 10 major Washington, D.C.-area homebuilders found that six no longer use the term “master” in their floor plans to describe the largest bedroom in the house. They have replaced it with “owner’s suite” or “owner’s bedroom” or, in one case, “mastre bedroom.”
Why? In large part for exactly the reason you would think: “Master” has connotation problems, in gender (it skews toward male) and race (the slave-master).
Enter the owner’s suite.
Finally we will have peace in our time.
The only drawback The Mayor can think of is if the house the real estate agent is showing was once inhabited by descendants of slave owners, then the real estate agents are back to square one. To be safe, it’s probably wise they just refer to the biggest bedroom as that “giant-ass room, bigger than all the rest in the house.”