Well…can we just get a collective “thank goodness” and “it’s about time”?

Drudge links to a Times of London story about the purging of politically incorrect phrases from taxpayer-funded organizations so as not to cause offense.  The story reads:

The National Gallery in London believes that the phrase “gentleman’s agreement” is potentially offensive to women and suggests that staff should replace it with “unwritten agreement” or “an agreement based on trust” instead. The term “right-hand man” is also considered taboo by the gallery, with “second in command” being deemed more suitable.

I tell you, in the midst of media profiles about courageous women in Iran facing trial for protesting the election, China’s continued (and lauded by the UN) policy of forced abortion, women being butchered in the Congo, and a woman actually being put on trial in Sudan for wearing pants, it’s comforting to know that Great Britain will finally stop using the phrase “gentleman’s agreement.”  Tonight I will finally sleep.