Second, get real. Skinny isn't politically correct. One could make the argument that people drink the overpriced burnt coffee for an ego boost, but ordering a "skinny" latte could offend someone? Next thing you know, ordering a tuna on wheat will offend some ... oh say Jewish folks. Dunno why, I can't imagine the amount of time these people waste looking for something offensive.
But the last straw was this
But not everyone is on board. The Starbucks Gossip blog featured a letter from a barista sharing her concerns about the new drink title. Among her complaints? A new drink type will cause confusion among customers, and use of the the word "skinny" to describe a beverage is politically incorrect, and could hurt customers' or workers' self-esteem.Has she actually looked at the menu?