**Posted by Phineas
But, of course:
The “master suite” is being phased out — not from our homes, but from our lexicon.
A survey of 10 major Washington, D.C.-area homebuilders found that six no longer use the term “master” in their floor plans to describe the largest bedroom in the house….Why? In large part for exactly the reason you would think: “Master” has connotation problems, in gender (it skews toward male) and race (the slave-master).
The new, politically correct phrase is “owner’s suite.” Can’t see how that’s much better, as least from the point of view of the ridiculously hypersensitive.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)