The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 October 2005

Gimme back my bullets

Remember these?

  •   <———  This is a bullet.
  •   <———  So is this.
  •   <———  This, too.

That is, unless you're teaching in the City of New York:

Today in our weekly PD it was mentioned that the region doesn't want us to use the term "bullet points" anymore because it has a negative connotation.

If I had a dollar for every idiotic complaint about "negative connotations," I could retire and have plenty left over for ammo.

(Via Ravenwood's Universe.)

Posted at 4:07 PM to Say What?

I think we shouldn't use the term "negative connotations". It has..., well... negative connotations!

Posted by: lemuel at 4:23 PM on 3 October 2005

Okay, I guess they are going to go back to using Wordperfect for DOS? Because every single piece of GUI wordprocessing software in existence calls them "bullets." Oops!

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 4:59 PM on 3 October 2005


Oh my God I'm laughing so hard I can't stand it. There simply are no words.

File this one under "Just When You Were SURE You Heard Everything."

Posted by: Vickie at 6:09 PM on 3 October 2005

I suppose the NYPD's ammo cartridges will all be blanks now?

Posted by: McGehee at 9:39 PM on 3 October 2005

What should be used instead? Non-Lethal Aiming Spots? Fat Black Circles?

Posted by: Mike at 3:40 PM on 6 October 2005