Monday, March 02, 2015

Netanyahu and Politically-Correct Language

I spotted this in a GPO press release communicated from the Prime Minister's Office:

Schedule for PM Netanyahu's Address
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will, tomorrow (Tuesday, 3 March 2015), address a joint session of the US Congress. The schedule of events is as follows (all times US Eastern Standard Time):

...10:25 – Meet with US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Speaker Boehner will present PM Netanyahu with a head sculpture of Winston Churchill with an inscription of the PM's name and the date of his address. 

"Head sculpture"? 

I was taught that the term is a "bust".

"bust [buhst]
a sculptured, painted, drawn, or engraved representation of the upper part of the human figure, especially a portrait sculpture showing only the head and shoulders of the subject"


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