The PC police are at it again. In the continuing endeavor to rid the English vernacular of anything that could be offensive, the term “master bedroom” is being phased out of use in residential real estate, according to the Baltimore Business Journal.
Instead, builders are starting to use the term “owner’s suite” or “owner’s bedroom” to describe the largest bedroom in a home. A survey found that six out of 10 major Washington, D.C.-area homebuilders are making the change on their floor plans.
The reason given is that “master” is seen as offensive on two fronts: in gender, where it tends to sound masculine, and in race, where it conjures images of the slave-master.
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