Development of politically correct language

When beggars in the streets started to get noticed we needed a name to describe them. So we used to correct term, Roma!

But then that wasn’t fair since we were then accusing an entire ethnic group, and while the vast majority of the beggars in the streets were indeed Roma, the majority of the European Roma population weren’t here (in Sweden) to beg in the streets.

Sooooo… We aggregated and started referring to their nationality; Bulgarians and Romanians. But then that’s bad since, although the vast majority of the beggars in the streets are indeed Bulgarians and Romanians, the Bulgarian and Romanian populations aren’t here (in Sweden) to beg in the streets.

Sooooo… We aggregated again and started referring to them as EU Citizens. But then that’s bad since, although the vast majority of the beggars in the streets are indeed EU Citizens, not all the EU Citizens are here (in Sweden) to beg in the streets.

Then came fall and the berry picking season and we started to referring to them as berry pickers. But then that’s bad since there are tens of thousands of Thai and Vietnamese berry pickers here and each Thai/Vietnamese berry picker picks like ten times the weight of berries per day as an entire Rom… Bulgar… EU Citize… berry pickin’ family does.

Sooooo… We aggregated again and found that we couldn’t aggregate any more. So we branched and decided to call them EU migrants! Now, no one can have their sore toes stepped upon and no one can possibly be pointed out and “injured”.

Now, how about that? 😉

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