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madduck's law of misconstruction

However hard you might try, someone will be offended.

If a law already exists to capture the specific phenomenon of society to consider more things offensive than pleasant, I'll take back my claim in return for a pointer. Note that for a given society, this very phenomenon has a strong positive congruence with a nation's affinity to the term "political correctness".

My statement is a almost directly derived from the commonly accepted truth that "you cannot please everyone"; the sole intermediate step I took during its development relates to the over-interpretation of the semantics of gendered words to describe people.

But I am rather seldom at the receiving end, so what do I know?

NP: Amplifier / Insider