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Don't get fresh, man

Listen up, fellow crimethink co-conspirators. Here's your Newspeak vocabulary lesson for the day:

What do you call a first-year student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill? If you said freshman, you’re living back in the Stone Age, when cavemen (make that cavepersons) roamed the earth.

The antiquated term freshman, Campus Reform.org reports, has been excised from official university documents, along with other “non-gender inclusive” terms as part of a commitment “to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community” (h/t Weasel Zippers).

The statement from the school says that "gender inclusive" terms such as "first year student" and "upper levels student" should be used. Got that, you Oldspeak patriarchal bastards?

"It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words."