CURL: Woke Language Police Tackle ‘Violent’ Language: ‘Jump The Gun,’ ‘Deadline’

  • The liberal language police have come for a slew of terms they deem to be ultra-violent.
  • And now the ultra-woke are coming for more words and phrases. They abhor “jump the gun,” “roll with the punches” and even “deadline,” claiming they’re just too “violent.”
  • For the record, the word “deadline” was first recorded in 1864 during the Civil War. As both sides captured prisoners of war, a “do not cross” line was traced around prisons, and guards were ordered to shoot anyone that might cross the “dead line.”
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