Is the term, "Handyman" used in your area?
Does anyone know where there has been legal action taken against the term used in advertisements?
A course I took several years ago warned us about using this term. We were told it could be construed as discriminatory. First, based upon "man" it infers that a woman would not be "Handy".
Then people started using the term "Handy-person" and that was determined wrong because it infers that a disabled person who didn't have the physical ability to be "Handy" couldn't or shouldn't purchase the property.
The question arose as I just read a blog post whose first line was "Handy Man Special!!" Alarms went off in my head as I reflected back to that course.
In our area, the term "Fixer-Upper" is used to describe a property that is run down and needs considerable work.
If the work is minor or cosmetic in nature, we generally use the phrase "needs TLC".
How about in your area? What have you experienced? Is "Handyman" a liability, or have the PC cops gone overboard?
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