(The following is NOT from the Babylon Bee)
Don’t use the word ‘MUMMY’…it’s offensive to ancient Egyptians: British Museum bans age-old expression out of ‘respect’ for 3,000-year-old-dead. – via dailymail.co.uk
Ah yes! The witless, after searching their empty craniums hoping to find a thought, can remarkably, time after time, come up with some of the choicest forms of fuckery.
It might seem impossible to hurt the feelings of a 3,000-year-old corpse. But woke museum chiefs have stopped using the word ‘mummy’ to describe the remains of ancient Egyptians, all in the name of ‘respect’.
They say the term is dehumanising to those who died and – of course – an unwelcome throwback to Britain’s colonial past.
The phrase now deemed politically acceptable is ‘mummified person’ or ‘mummified remains’.
The British Museum says it uses the latter phrase to emphasise to visitors that they are looking at people who once lived, while the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle says that it has adopted the new terms for its mummified woman Irtyru, who dates from around 600BC, to acknowledge the history of colonial exploitation and to give her the respect she deserves. (full article)
Sure! Why not!
We’re not just here now…it’s post insanity now.
Tonight’s musical offering:
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? – Chicago (Leonid & Friends cover)