Just wondering what everyone thinks. I know there have been terms used in this country in the past that really needed to be done away with because they were derogatory to a certain group of people. I agree with that. No person should be judged based on race, creed or color. However, the other day I was talking to a group of co workers on break about what a silent auction was....we don't have them around here. We do however do something called chinese auctions, where you purchase tickets and put them in the box in front of the item you are trying to win. Kinda like a raffle but you select the items you'd like to put a bid in for. However, in discussion I was told you don't call them chinese auctions anymore because it is politically incorrect. I don't even know why they are called chinese auctions to begin with. Just wondering if anyone feels you have to monitor your speech too much for fear of offending someone even though no offense was meant. I'm not talking blatant disrespect, I mean just saying something like Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays. I hope this discussion is within the dis guidelines, but it just got me thinking and wondered what everyone else thinks.