I remember when that bit of nonsense first came out, in reference to renaming (non-serial) IDE channels. The suggestion was to change the name from “master” and “slave” to “primary” and “secondary.” Since computers at the time typically had 4 channels, the primary master, primary slave, secondary master, and secondary slave, the change in terminology would become primary primary, primary secondary, secondary primary, and secondary secondary.
Meanwhile, I swear that there is a bottle of Spic and Span sitting on the desk as I write this. Soon to be Latinx and Span?
I’m guessing (not having audio at work) that this is about “Flip” being used to also describe Filipino people? I used to date a girl back in high school who described herself as a “Flip chick”. I’m not sure how “bad” use of the word is these days but it’s not part of my lexicon (in the racial sense) regardless.
But, anyway, it’s okay to just ignore people saying stuff like “Flip charts are racist” and carry on living without making Youtube videos or memes or whatever the rallying call is transmitted by these days.
Fox *et al *have had a long string of advertisers, book clubs, magazines, “think tanks”, etc. Each one spewing an ever-growing list of strawman horrors from Rampant Leftism Run Amok. And encouraging the reader to subscribe to yet another Patriot’s magazine so we can fight the good fight. Which new magazine is chock full of stories of leftist outrages and appeals for buying more books, donating to more political action committees, activist groups, etc.
This has been going on full blast since the mid-1990s now.
When I first sighted this thread’s title I was mildly curious about whether it referred to the old-school usage of “Flip” as racist slang for a man of Filipino origin (circa the mid-20th century, I think, but don’t have a cite for that).
Nope. Just more ephemeral, politics-based silliness.
ETA: on looking at the thread more closely, I find that the usage of the word as an ethnithet has already been mentioned above.