Well, this is doubleplusungood.

Is there anything left that isn’t raaaaacist? Blacklists? Are you freaking kidding us?

Someone somewhere might be offended at some point? Heaven forfend! But no worries, Newspeak will save the day.

https://twitter.com/#!/Pundamentalism/status/199279257204162561

Security services chief Brian Douglas wrote: “IB (Information Board) are uncomfortable with the use of the term Whitelist (and I presume Blacklist).

“I am sure we can appreciate the sensitivity around the use of such terminology today so please ensure it is no longer used.”

IT staffers will now have to use “green list” and “red list” instead of “whitelist” and “blacklist”

https://twitter.com/#!/JeffSalem/status/199437560014045184

But are they sure “red list” won’t offend anyone’s delicate sensibilities?

https://twitter.com/#!/mrs_bopp/status/199435956607123456

Uh oh. Looks like “red list” is out too.

While most Twitter reaction was of the “WTF?” variety, Conservative MP Louise Mensch tweeted her support for the policy.

https://twitter.com/#!/LouiseMensch/status/199444592179937280

We imagine U.K. cops will have a tough time investigating blackmail cases and white collar crime from now on. One Twitter user suggested other words that might be disappeared from the language by those who worship at the altar of political correctness:

https://twitter.com/#!/tomferrari/status/199461068639178752

https://twitter.com/#!/tomferrari/status/199461528129376257

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