Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Rhetoric of Definition, or The Visitor

Twice in the past week, I've watched a kid's show in which aliens--the space kind--are called "visitors." This has happened on Saun the Sheep (Disney) and The Wonder Pets (Noggin). Is the term "alien" offensive now, in the generic form, or is this a comment on illegal residents and their status as visitors? Is this just PC BS or is it a good move?

I'm torn and LC is trying to do somersaults, so time is at a premium, but I thought this was just the sort of thing my fellow TRS friends would want to know.

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