Cor­rect Wait­ing?

This England - - Nelson's Column -

Sir: Re­gard­ing ex­am­ples of id­i­otic po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness (“Post Box”, Au­tumn 2016), a few years ago I was in a restau­rant in a re­mote part of Scotland. I came across ref­er­ences in the restau­rant menu to “your wait­per­son”. “Waiter” or, heaven for­bid, “waitress”, were ob­vi­ously con­sid­ered be­yond the pale. — KEITH FARR, CHOLSEY, OX­FORD­SHIRE.

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