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Realtors Change Name of ‘Master’ Bedrooms; Wine Org. Changes Way It References ‘Master’ Sommeliers

Realtors Change Name of ‘Master’ Bedrooms; Wine Org. Changes Way It References ‘Master’ Sommeliers

The purge continues, moving into the ludicrous as it goes

Apparently the left believes that the word “master” has only one meaning and is never / was never used in any other way in the history of the world.  Sigh.

I am really just over the crazy, but here we are, now lefties are changing the names of “master bedrooms” and “master sommeliers” and who knows what’s next? Master’s degrees? MCs at events and in bands? Masterpiece? Master at Arms?  Chess master?

In Texas, a realtor group is seriously changing the name of master suites, bedrooms, bathrooms.  It’s so surreal that I had to make sure it wasn’t the Bee.

The Houston Association of Realtors will use “primary” to describe bedrooms and bathrooms on its listing service and replace the word “master.”

The move comes after several members raised the issue and called for a review, according to CNN affiliate KPRC.

Amid increasing calls for racial justice, “master” has fallen out of favor due to its association with slavery.

The world of wine is also gripped with guilt and shame over slavery, apparently, and are now changing the way they reference master sommeliers.

A prestigious wine organization will stop its common use of “master” with a sommelier’s surname as part of an effort to be more inclusive and to help diversify the wine industry.
The organization, the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, said in a statement last week that it wanted to play a part in diversifying the industry in the wake of nationwide unrest and conversations about institutional racism prompted by the killing of George Floyd.
It has been common to use the term “master” with someone’s last name as a title for master sommeliers, Devon Broglie, the chairman of the court’s board of directors, said in an email on Sunday. In the future, the organization will cease its use of the singular term in favor of the full term “master sommelier” with a person’s surname in all formal communication and programming.

Seriously, this does what for whom?  Oh, right, it signals that they are “woke” to the rest of the wokest wokies.

When the most common response to your virtue-signalling crumb from the table token wokeness is a huge eyeroll and a belly laugh, then maybe you’ve gone too far and focused on the wrong thing?

Obviously these groups can do whatever they like, but the level of absurdity keeps getting ratcheted up past eleventy, effectively undermining whatever good these deluded people think they are accomplishing.


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I just won’t use that change, just won’t do it

F-k ya”ll

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to gonzotx. | June 28, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    It just shows you how completely uneducated and stupid they are.

    By the way did you know that the National Association of Realtors is the biggest bribing, excuse me, lobbying money group in the United States?

    The national Chamber of Commerce does not count since they represent many very different interest.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | June 28, 2020 at 8:08 pm

      Anyone seen this?

      I think an Antifa rioter killed a white BLM rioters.

      Protester Shoots Up BLM Protest In Louisville, One Killed, One Wounded – Weazil Zippets

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | June 28, 2020 at 9:39 pm

      This would take care of a lot of the hate speech.

      NYU Prof:

      “Hundreds, If Not Thousands” Of Universities Will Soon Be “Walking-Dead”

        Thank you for this link. It is VERY good.

          notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to alohahola. | June 28, 2020 at 10:38 pm

          You are welcome.

          The prof states what I’ve thought for months now.

          After colleges grab as much tuition money as they can they will then announce NO on campus classes…..

          But that is classic marketing bait and switch……

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | June 29, 2020 at 12:34 am

        Ibib, Here’s what Professor Galloway expects to happen:

        In the next six weeks, after receiving deposits/tuition, more universities will begin announcing they are moving to all online courses for Fall. The scenario planning via Zoom among administrators rivals D-Day. But likely all scenarios will lead to one realization: the protocols mandated by the surge in US infections will diminish the in-class experience to the point where the delta between in-person and Zoom will be less than the delta between the risks of each approach.

        Galloway argues that an education in the U.S. is observably unsatisfactory for the amount that it costs, given that if you “walk into a class, it doesn’t look, smell or feel much different than it did 40 years ago, except tuition’s up 1,400 percent,” ….

        The outspoken professors ends with another uncomfortable truth: Universities that, after siphoning $1.5 trillion in credit from young people, cannot endure a semester on reduced budgets do not deserve to survive….

Wait! Doesn’t “primary” imply others are “secondary”? Obviously racist!

I shall contemplate this dilemma tonight as I sleep in my master bedroom.

In fact I refuse to acknowledge all of these sjw loser changes…

They will not define me or my language, it only works if we agree and believe me, in my business with all the trans I have to work with, I am creative, but I’m not changing my language to suit their diseases

    Rick in reply to gonzotx. | June 28, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    I agree, but I fear that will not stem the tide of idiocy washing over our country, with the democrats embracing it all and the republicans choosing to smile and grin at the change all around.

The Court of Master Sommeliers (Americas and otherwise) has always thought too highly of itself.

I mean, the word that should really be at issue there is “Court.”


We should understand clearly that changing the language has nothing to do with making people nicer or avoiding triggering bad feelings in anyone.

It’s just a way to bully normal people, to let everyone know who is in charge. It has no other purpose.

It ought to be interesting to see what woke colleges/universities do about their MS/MA/MBA degrees.

I need to stop being surprised that one dumb thing keeps following the others.

I’m a bit surprised to see colleges falling behind on this — Master of Arts is racist, Bachelor of Arts is sexist.

Change all the things!

Yeah, they’re purging this word out of the tech field too. Certain system architectures (networking, client-server, disk subsystems, etc) employ “master/slave” terminology. They’re all wetting themselves. Idiots, really just idiots.

    Milhouse in reply to Paul. | June 28, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    They’ve been complaining about that one since the ’80s.

    nordic_prince in reply to Paul. | June 28, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    That was the first thing I thought of. Way back when I was fooling around with Linux, I installed a second HD – giving me a master HD and a slave HD….

George_Kaplan | June 28, 2020 at 6:48 pm

When will the woke mob come for titles? Mr is derived from master. Do men need a new title? Miss and Mrs are anathema to the Left whose campaign to adopt Ms (mizz) instead of a variant of mistress is ongoing.

    nordic_prince in reply to George_Kaplan. | June 28, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    They’re no doubt bent out of shape over that due to their obsession with stripping all gender differences from society, more so than the supposed slavery tie-in.

rabid wombat | June 28, 2020 at 7:04 pm

Primarybater just does not have the same ring….

We have gone well past ludicrous and rapidly approaching asinine!

I thought it was the word “Massah,” as in, “Yes, Massah,” that was the baddie term.

Dantzig93101 | June 28, 2020 at 7:38 pm

The master bedroom is normally occupied by the house’s owner, correct? So it should be called the “owner bedroom.”

No royalties for Master P or Grand Master Flash

Possession of a being by another has come into more and more disrepute, so that the common understanding of one person possessing another is slavery. But the important detail about the kind of possessive pronoun that I have in mind is reciprocity: If I have a friend, she has a friend. If I have a daughter she has a mother. The possessive does not bind one of us while freeing the other; it cannot do that. Moreover, should the mother reject the daughter, the word that applies is “disown.” The form of disowning that most often appears in the news is domestic violence. Parents abuse children; husbands batter wives.

Some cases of reciprocal possessives have built in limitations, such as “my patient / my doctor” or “my student / my teacher” or “my agent / my client.” Other possessive relations are extremely limited but still remarkably binding: “my neighbor” and “my country” and “my president.” The responsibilities and the ties signaled by reciprocal possession typically are hard to dissolve. It can be as difficult to give up an enemy as to give up a friend, and often the one becomes the other, as though the logic of the possessive pronoun outlasts the forms it chanced to take at a given moment, as though we were stuck with one another. In these bindings, nearly inextricable, are found the origin of our rights. They imply a possessiveness but also recognize an acknowledgment by each side of the other’s existence.

(Vicki Hearne, I think from “What’s Wrong with Animal Rights.”)

The master bedroom has reciprocity with master/mistress, husband and wife.

You know how the crazies are now screaming that America is utterly irredeemable and irreparable and must be destroyed entirely? I keep thinking that they’ll eventually decide that the English language also has just too many sexist/racist/misogynistic/imperialistic words and phrases and idioms and features and is therefore irreparable and so everyone must learn another language. Like Spanish, say, or Arabic. Languages other than English have similar distinctions between “master” and “slave” and the like, but this will never bother the screaming shaking crying Marxists; NORMAL PEOPLE MUST BE MADE ASHAMED OF THEIR LANGUAGE AND CULTURE AND CUSTOMS AND HERITAGE!

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 28, 2020 at 8:49 pm


VISA company is hate speech.

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“I used to be disgusted. Now, I’m just amused.”

NavyMustang | June 28, 2020 at 8:52 pm

We have become so, so stupid.

It doesn’t work at my house. I retired as a Master Sergeant. Therefore my bedroom is the Master Bedroom. That will never change.

    gospace in reply to Tsquared. | June 28, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Hmmm— I could call mine the Chief Bedroom.

    But they’ll probably go after “Chief” in the Navy as a rank….

. . . and no more Master Bators?

Some, select, Black Lives Matter, part of the Progressive Church, with a Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic religion (i.e. moral philosophy), is hate speech. #HateLovesAbortion

What should I do with my Master Lock?

Semantic games. Diversity and exclusion is a progressive condition. not limited to linguistic appropriation and mutations (e.g. master, mistress, gay, transgender, pedophile, polygamy, sex, gender, diversity, abortion, faith, religion, science).

This obsession with slavery is unbelievable. It is insane. Or, it is just an excuse?

Slavery has been around forever in human history. Every single human group and society has practiced the owning of other human beings or otherwise holding them against their will. Even the NOBLE savage has practiced slavery. American Indians, Negro tribes and even Polynesians took captives from other tribes and held them against their will as slaves. Arabs, Asians and European tribes, groups and nations have done the same thing. And some still do. However, the Europeans, and their colonies around the world, effectively reduced institutional slavery to almost zero. In the US, hundreds of thousands of soldiers died thinking that they were fighting to end the practice in this country.

And, now we have a nation which is being told that it is a hotbed of racism, even though minorities have been elevated above the majority of the citizens. Minorities have benefits, such as affirmative action and specific legal protections against discrimination, not enjoyed by the majority. And, yet we are supposed to believe that these minorities are being repressed? By whom? The people who have lost jobs to them based solely upon skin color or gender? We are being subjected to the tyranny of the minority more and more each day. Government bestows much greater benefits upon minorities at the expense of the majority. What happened to the equality of all citizens preached by Dr. Martin Luther King? Who are the slave masters today?

    Barry Soetoro in reply to Mac45. | June 29, 2020 at 1:34 am

    Slavery was invented in the sub-Sahara and still exizts there, despite Europoids ending the practice and making it a crime internationally.

    rebelgirl in reply to Mac45. | June 29, 2020 at 10:28 am

    The look on Don Cheadle’s face when he found out his ancestors had been enslaved by Native Americans was priceless…of course, Dr. Gates turned it back on white people.

healthguyfsu | June 28, 2020 at 10:00 pm

Next to be hit…
Graduate degrees
The new Lego block building competition show on tv (lego masters which crowns a master builder, the double triggering!)

Good morning, how may we offend you today?

    “I would like to apologize to anyone who I have not yet offended. Please be patient. I will get to you shortly.”

    CKYoung in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 29, 2020 at 3:05 am

    healthguyfsu, Looks like all white persons who sought out or obtained a Masters Degree will be required to turn themselves in to the ‘Uncle Mao School for Capitalist Dog-face Re-education.’ And all their ill-gotten capitalist dollars will be redistributed to multiple NWO and globalist organizations.

The real heartbreak in all this is their forcing a name change for masturbation.

Though they haven’t figured out a replacement, yet. But they’re working on it. Daily.

George Orwell was prescient with his coinage of newspeak in 1984.

Dutch Masters says there is no way they would ever charge the name of their cigars since they are the No #1 choice of black men rolling blunts. Don’t believe me? Google “effects of putting honey in your Dutch Masters blunt”.

So what will Maitres d’ be called now?

Another Voice | June 28, 2020 at 10:44 pm

Do you really think that the PGA is going to buy into a name change to the Masters @ Augusta next April?

    I’d say “no” (for now) since there’s million$ involved. Changing the name to something like “Augusta National Invitational” would make the competition sound like a junior pro-am tourney.

    On the other hand, as a sop to BLM, the suits at Augusta can just give Tiger Woods a green jacket every year regardless of how well he actually plays.

I guess “master” craftsman is out also.

buckeyeminuteman | June 29, 2020 at 6:33 am

What do I call the Master Sergeant I work with now? Just Sergeant? That’s a whole different, lower rank!

I suppose “master switch” and “master key” will soon be on the chopping block.

This just in:

“Gay BDSM orgs ditch “master” and “slave” in favor of “Participant 1” and “Participant 2”.

Yeah, I’m being faceitious, but never underestimate the end stage stupidity of virtue signalers.

well, why stop there. What about Masters degree and bachelor degree. Very racist and misogynistic….. Time to change…how about bachelor degree should now be “High School plus degree” and masters?….. how about High School Plus Plus degree.

“Intellectual eunuchs.”
Sarah Hoyt

JackinSilverSpring | June 29, 2020 at 9:35 am

Gantz meshugas, as my late uncles would say in the vernacular.

Grrr8 American | June 29, 2020 at 10:46 am

Well. there goes “The Masters” golf tournament.

Along with:

Master Plumber
Master Electrician
Master Mechanic

Does this nonsense portend that we’re reaching “peak woke” — or is this just the early stages of the Maoist inspired Progressive Cultural Revolution?

Over/Under on how long it will be before the military proposes changing military enlisted ranks?

Master Chief Petty Officer
Master Sergeant
Senior Master Sergeant
Master Gunnery Sergeant


I guess we now cancel every rapper with a name referencing master as well. I guess we CAN touch this MC Hammer!

Free State Paul | June 29, 2020 at 6:36 pm

What? 90 comments and not one Ripple joke?

So we also can no longer assess students by “mastery” of objectives.

Although it’s clear these people have mastered stupid.

The sommeliers would do us all a bigger favor if they just eliminated themselves altogether.

I actually think that the change in terminology regarding what to call the largest bedroom in a house is a reasonable instance of the right result for the wrong reason. The term “master bedroom” (or just “the master” as the brokers call it) always struck me as pretentious, especially when it didn’t have an “en suite,” which is just a similarly pretentious term for its own bathroom. But instead of primary, for Pete’s sake just call it the biggest bedroom in the house.

And do we need to eliminate “maitre d'” or is that still OK because nobody knows that in his French for “master of”?