Words like “boy” or “girls” and phrases such as “blondes have more fun” have been banned by Air Force authorities. Troops have been warned not to use them because they are “offensive”. According to Fox news, an Email that leaked outlined the list of banned words and warned troops against using them. Also contained in the list are words such as “colonial” and “blacklist” as well as the phrase “blondes have more fun”
The email was written by a senior Air Force leader and sent to troops at Lockland Air Force Base, although we cannot tell the number of personnel who received the email.
The Heat Street reports:
The text of the email advised people to refrain from using the words and phrases.
“Please be cognizant that such conduct is 100 percent zero tolerance in or outside of the work climate,” the email read. “Let’s capitalize on our richly diverse climate, and help others seek assistance if they are struggling with compliance.”
The public affairs office at the base denied the existence of banned words, claiming the email just reminded “Airmen to be respectful to others.” A spokesperson said: “The Air Force has no list of prohibited terms” and “It was sent out by an individual simply reminding Airmen to be respectful to others.”