You guys, I'm not kidding, a few museums in Britain seriously want us to stop saying the word "mummy" to describe, well, mummies.
You can't make this stuff up.
Got that, kids?
Don't say mummy.
Unless, of course, you've lost sight of your mum and there are no museum employees around to help you find her. Then you can shout "mummy" as many times as you'd like.
Just don't call the mummies "mummies," or else the people at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and London's British Museum will get offended.
[S]ome museums in Britain are now using words other than "mummy" to describe their displays of ancient Egyptian human remains.
Instead, they are starting to adopt terms such as "mummified person" or to use the individual's name to emphasize that they were once living people…
Using the term "mummified remains" can encourage visitors to think of the individual who once lived, the museums told CNN.
So apparently when you use the word "mummy," you're dehumanizing the actual person inside the wrap.
Kind of like when we use the word "fetus" to describe a human in the womb when we want to kill it.
Kind of like that.
When you're referring to someone who's been dead for thousands of years, don't use language which takes away his or her humanity. But when it's a brand-new human, at the beginning of life, please call it a fetus.
Or you might offend Dr. Murderer over there at the abortion clinic.
I'm sorry, but I'm going to keep using the word "mummy" because I know what it means.
It means it's a flippin' mummy!!