Google's leadership recently distributed an "inclusive language dossier" to its staff in the United Kingdom, requesting them to refrain from using phrases such as "man hours" and "you guys."
The technology firm urged its workers to avoid using language that may be deemed offensive. The guidebook focused on typical IT jargon, such as "whitelist," "blackhole," "blacklist," and "black box."
Furthermore, it requested that employees refrain from describing individuals or objects as "chubby," using the term "dummy variable," or using words like "crazy," "bonkers," or "mad."
According to the U.S. Sun, the language manual was specifically distributed to Google developers, instructing them to foster gender inclusivity at work by substituting "person hours" for "man hours."
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“When referring to a group of people, use non-gendered language such as everyone or folks,” the document stated.
The Sun reported that Nigel Mills, a Member of Parliament affiliated with the Conservative party, dismissed the language handbook as "woke nonsense."
“This is just woke nonsense. I don’t know where people find the time to come up with this sort of thing,” Mills said. “Who cares? We should not be ditching phrases and words used for a generation just because some snowflakes might get impacted.”
As per a Google employee who preferred to remain anonymous, the staff members of the company are "too busy" to bother about harmless terminologies, as conveyed to the news outlet.
“We’re much too busy to be worried about whether some totally harmless phrase that’s been used for years might upset someone, somewhere,” the staffer stated.
In the previous year, the technology corporation launched an inclusive language feature in its Google Docs application to highlight particular words and propose substitutes for writers.
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