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Tiger_ Moth
8th Dec 2007, 00:16
I'm so annoyed at the state of this country the way you can never say anything that might possibly conceivably offend some freak somewhere.
Political Correctness Gone Mad.
Have we lost a war or something, what's going on?

G-CPTN
8th Dec 2007, 00:41
Are you sure you should be making such an outrageous statement, Tiger_ Moth?


There's bound to be Huggy-Fluffs reading here . . .

CR2
8th Dec 2007, 00:45
Huggy-fluffs? Here? Whatever next :}

kwachon
8th Dec 2007, 01:08
How dare you insult "huggy Fluffs", go stand in the corner and bow your head.

TheDesertFerret
8th Dec 2007, 01:11
How dare you offend corners?

Find a peneplane with no conscious entities therein and hang your head in shame.

con-pilot
8th Dec 2007, 01:26
in shame

Oh sure pick on "shame" why don't you! Just what has shame done to to you to be so arrogant, hateful and spitefully?

How DARE YOU chastise shame, I bet you chastise other words as well don't you.

I demand that you go straight to your local and consume many pints until you learn your lesson, you, you, you bad person.



:p

gingernut
8th Dec 2007, 01:30
I'm so annoyed at the state of this country the way you can never say anything that might possibly conceivably offend some freak somewhere.
Political Correctness Gone Mad.

Ok Ok , I've took the bait, the reason is, that what the majority see as a bit of harmless banter, does cause an awful lot of hurt to the minority.

BlueDiamond
8th Dec 2007, 01:30
Political Correctness Gone Mad.
How dare you imply that there is something wrong with being mad? Some of my best friends are ... errrm ... berra stop now ... :suspect:

TheDesertFerret
8th Dec 2007, 01:37
Minority?

Don't pick on the minority you bullies.

Its the majority that wants sorting out.

It's about time something should be done about the majority. I've had enough of them. They come down here with their fancy ideas....

kwachon
8th Dec 2007, 01:37
"minority" how dare you call me a minority

kwachon
8th Dec 2007, 01:43
You should come and live and work in my part of the world to sample political correctness, if you dare speak....

BlueDiamond
8th Dec 2007, 01:43
Why pick on the majority? I take exception to that, you rude person.

TheDesertFerret
8th Dec 2007, 01:45
And whats wrong with rude people?

Leave them out of it you pleasant and reasonable character of fortitude and a true bastion of virtue.

kwachon
8th Dec 2007, 01:46
"virtue", me, what a laugh

G-CPTN
8th Dec 2007, 02:01
I believe that some contributors appear to be benevolently challenged.

BlueDiamond
8th Dec 2007, 02:13
That's offensive, G-CPTN ... man of your standing in the community ought to know better.

And who are you calling pleasant, Ferret?

TheDesertFerret
8th Dec 2007, 02:25
Pleasant people? Can't stand them. Being pleasant is one step away from being a shandy drinker.

We shouldn't stand for it anymore.

Pleasant people should be wiped out.

GrumpyOldFart
8th Dec 2007, 03:40
Hang your head...


...thus making yourself shorter? Thereby implying that less height equates to less value? How dare you demean altitudinally-disadvantaged persons?!





Anyway, I didn't come here for an argument...

brickhistory
8th Dec 2007, 03:47
Anyway, I didn't come here for an argument...


Yes, you did............

Mac the Knife
8th Dec 2007, 04:34
Being insulted/offended is a choice, it isn't an automatic/given.

If I punch you in the face you cannot decide whether or not to experience pain or develop a black eye.

If I call you a c**t then you can be upset, laugh or ignore it - you have a choice.

A very simple fact appears to have gotten lost.

This is part of the disempowerment of the individual by overprotective nanny-states. Your choice is taken away and the state decides your emotional response for you.

Mac

BlueDiamond
8th Dec 2007, 04:48
To follow the serious note introduced by Mac ... a person can not be offended or insulted without their consent. It is not whatever one person says or does that constitutes the offending or insulting but the perception of the other person.

For example, if I select ten people at random and slap each one hard across the face, I can expect to get several different reactions. Some might slap me back, some might burst into tears, some might become angry or aggressive, some might look puzzled, some might even laugh. In every case, the stimulus had been the same, but the reaction to that stimulus has been purely individual and born of that person's own emotions.

We cannot offend or insult people. Nor can we "make them angry," "upset them," or "hurt their feelings." Those things are for the other person to feel if they choose, and we have absolutely no control over that.

Slasher
8th Dec 2007, 05:11
Screw the PC freaks - the majority bein told what
to do by a paranoid obsesionist minority is sick. :*

Standard Noise
8th Dec 2007, 07:39
Let's put these theories to the test. Below are two texts which I received last night. Are they offensive, or more to the point do you feel they are offensive to you or that they might be offensive to other people..........

1 - While I agree with the 15 days jail for the English teacher in Sudan, I thought that deportation to Liverpool was a bit f***ing harsh.

2 - In retaliation against the Sudanese government, I have renamed my c**k Mohammed. Tonight, as a special protest against their treatment og Gillian Gibbons, I shall be giving it 200 strokes.

3 - Huggy fluffs are w**kers.

God I'm in a bad mood this morning.:ugh:

BlueDiamond
8th Dec 2007, 07:56
Let's put these theories to the test. Below are two texts which I received last night. Are they offensive, or more to the point do you feel they are offensive to you or that they might be offensive to other people..........
Not offensive to me (born in Liverpool) but completely impossible to say if they will be offensive for someone else ... people would have to decide that individually. It's not possible to speak on behalf of others, especially where feelings/emotions are concerned, it would be pure speculation. Best I could say is that some people will possibly be unconcerned, others will possibly feel offended ... it's up to them.

Wingswinger
8th Dec 2007, 08:29
You know, some people are so pathetic, obnoxious or otherwise generally objectionable that they deserve to be offended - regularly. I claim it is an inalienable Human Right for anyone to do so whenever the need is perceived. :E

gingernut
8th Dec 2007, 09:00
Interesting thought, taking offence being a choice, and it certainly made me think, although I still disagree.

I reckon it's quite easy to make such judgements, when on the high ground, but I guess if I was a minority, I would feel differently.

A few months ago, I watched, to my shame, a couple of blokes racially abuse a black female Big Issue seller. If we agree that to offend, is defined as "to make someone upset," then I reckon she didn't have any choice in the matter. (She did appear upset)

Ascend Charlie
8th Dec 2007, 09:07
Here in Oz, a department store Sandy Claws was fired for saying "Ho ho ho" as it might offend some females who felt he was calling them a prostitute.

The idiot who fired him didn't take into consideration the fact that we are in Australia, not some New York slum. :sad:

BlueDiamond
8th Dec 2007, 09:13
Agree with you, AC ... how the hell can a mispronunciation of the word whore possibly be confused with a traditional greeting from Santa? Especially when that mispronunciation is confined to another country and not used in this one. Mystifying!

lordsummerisle
8th Dec 2007, 09:56
I do sometimes think that Armstrong and Miller must be avid readers of Jetblast, where better for their inspiration for their non-pc satnav sketch?

Wingswinger
8th Dec 2007, 10:13
Interesting thought, taking offence being a choice, and it certainly made me think, although I still disagree.

If taking offence is a conscious choice then it is surely a social or political attitude. That being the case the inalienable Human Right claimed above should be immediately invoked. :D

lexxity
8th Dec 2007, 11:51
develop a black eye.

Surely you mean eye of colour?:E

tony draper
8th Dec 2007, 11:51
There you go, you have just offended incontinent folks AIDU :rolleyes:

Standard Noise
8th Dec 2007, 11:53
Bluey - well, I've always been told that Scousers are quite happy to laugh at themselves, so I guess you prove it right.

But surely I've offended someone!?

frostbite
8th Dec 2007, 12:50
Why should I worry about offending someone?

If I believe what I've said to be the truth, then to hell with their feelings.

Tiger_ Moth
8th Dec 2007, 13:02
Slasher summed it up nicely.

Obviously two guys abusing a big issue seller is not on.
But equally calling black coffee: "black coffee" is not racist!

Interesting point that we dont choose to be offended.
I disagree. I think lots of people do choose to be offended / say they are because they like the attention and/ or stand to gain from it.

4PON4PIN
8th Dec 2007, 14:20
I received a "circular" e-mail yesterday to the effect that The Holocaust has been removed from the UK Education Curriculum. This decision is purportedly due to the fact that Muslim teaching is that The Holocaust never occured.
Consequently the removal of this subject will negate any possible offence to those who are in denial of the event.

Questions:

A) Can anybody categorically confirm yea or nay whether the curriculum has been so amended?

B) Does official Muslim teaching deny The Holocaust or is it just certain factions of this religion and if so what percentage?

c) If the major premis of the "circular" e-mail is correct, then is such a decision justified?

I look forward to being enlightened.:confused:

kwachon
8th Dec 2007, 14:22
I say bring back the "Gollywog" on my favorite jam jar.

The Flying Pram
8th Dec 2007, 15:01
Here in Oz, a department store Sandy Claws was fired for saying "Ho ho ho" as it might offend some females who felt he was calling them a prostitute.

The idiot who fired him didn't take into consideration the fact that we are in Australia, not some New York slum.

Even in America some can see the funny side of this. Video here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDqu7kNX5zI)

TheDesertFerret
8th Dec 2007, 15:08
4POP4PIN

I think the expression "circular email" generally equates to "drivel peddled by fools who have got nothing better to do other than stir up trouble and/or seek attention".

You may be onto an exception of course but if you're unsure, bin it, and seek news from a more credible source (well, you're doing the second bit, but I'm not sure PPRUNE is a credible source :})

Did the circular finish with the line "forward this to ten of your friends now or within 3 months a particularly unpleasant family of ethnic minorities will move in next door?"

BenThere
8th Dec 2007, 16:46
Real free speech is provocative, emotional, and offensive to some. Defense of speech which raises no eyebrows and causes no offense is not necessary.

Free speech is suppressed by incitement laws, labels (neocon, lefty), bannings and deletions on forums such as this, lawyers, and in many other ways.

Most of our humanist, mainstream ideas about the rights of man, equality, our cultural foundations, and diverse political thought started out as radical and forbidden speech at one time.

My outlook is shaped by what I see and how I interpret it, and won't be determined by how anyone else says I should see it, or by telling me who I should avoid offending. If you do or say something to offend me, no matter what race, gender, ethnicity, or religion you are, or how much money and power you have, it is my right to tell you so, as it is your right to rebut with your argument or ignore me... and vice-versa. That's free speech, and it's the most important right I have as a US citizen.

goudie
8th Dec 2007, 20:10
To speak one's mind, forcefully or not, or express an opinion does not necessarily equate with insulting behavior. I would hope that most people know the difference and therefore react accordingly.

lordsummerisle
8th Dec 2007, 20:19
Lots of people seem to get offended by the thought that other people may get offended...

4PON4PIN

The email wasn't from a Mr Paul Dacre was it??

bnt
8th Dec 2007, 21:16
One tendency thing I've noticed in myself is the temptation to take offence at responses that imply that I'm "not doing my job". For example, I take <position A> on a topic, mention that I don't take <position B>, and someone responds "you should take <position B>." Well, there's always a reason why I don't take <position B>, and just because I leave it out, in the interests of keeping my response short and on-topic, doesn't mean that I haven't thought about it. It's not nice to assume that someone's being irrational or arbitrary - give them the benefit of the doubt! If they make their irrationality clear, however, that's different. :\

PS: If I was American, I might take offense at your spelling. :8

ShyTorque
8th Dec 2007, 22:11
Who decides what "politically correct" means anyway?

TheDesertFerret
8th Dec 2007, 22:33
Doesn't "politically correct" describe someone who holds an opinion "left" of you in the same way that "fascist" describes someone with the opinion to the "right" of you?

It's all relative isn't it?

arcniz
8th Dec 2007, 22:48
how the hell can a mispronunciation of the word whore possibly be confused with a traditional greeting from Santa? Especially when that mispronunciation is confined to another country and not used in this one. Mystifying!

"Ho" is more likely a shortened version of "hooker" -- with similar meaning.
During the US Civil War, a northern commander was General Hooker, who was famous for "taking care of his troops". One contemporary comment was that Hookers headquarters near Washington DC were "a combination of bar and brothel". Nothing of that sort happens in modern times, of course.

arcniz
8th Dec 2007, 22:51
If I was American, I might take offense at your spelling.

If you were American, it might not be such a big 'fence.

kwachon
8th Dec 2007, 22:54
hey, what is this "american" thing, please read "United States Citizen".

bnt
8th Dec 2007, 23:56
"Ho" is more likely a shortened version of "hooker" -- with similar meaning.
Come back, Don Imus, all is forgiven (http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1048645). That recent "Ho! Ho! Ho!" story came from Australia (http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22738300-2,00.html), of all places. :rolleyes:

We're supposed to use Person First descriptions these days, to avoid offence - you know, "a person with a visual deficiency" ... "a person of reduced stature" ... "a person with United States Citizenship"... "a person with Political Correctness". :}

Dark Knight
9th Dec 2007, 01:25
Down Under in the Southern States is a species of very small penguins which were named and have always been called `Fairy Penguins'

It is now poitically incorrect to call them `Fairy Penguins' for fear of upsetting and offending the `Gays' and henceforth, they are to be referred to as `Small Penguins'

This is, of course, offensive to the penguins in speaking of their altitudinal deficiencies in a public.

Addtionally, I can therefore conclude that the homosexuals, poofters, Gays (tho I have not seen too many `Happy' ones) shirt lifters, carpet biters, etc, now admit they are fairies.

This being so, are we then allowed to call them Fairies?

DK

arcniz
9th Dec 2007, 03:41
This being so, are we then allowed to call them Fairies?

Perhaps it were best to call them "non-faggot non-queer-type Fairies", for purposes of clarity.

merlinxx
9th Dec 2007, 06:44
When I was last in NSW I was led to believe that the generic term was 'T*rd Burglars' did the Gov't change that as well?

Slasher
9th Dec 2007, 09:12
Merlinxx! Shame on you! That label is demeaning, sexist,
prejudiced and downright rude! I wouldnt be surprised if the
sh!t-shunters takes you to task over it!

stickandrudderman
9th Dec 2007, 09:58
The OP is, in IMHO, a very good question.
It's a subject I've pondered, and indeed tried to discuss with friends often.

It is without question that people have become over-sensitive, and consequently over-react to the slightest perception that they are being offended in some way.
This reaction is very often the result of insecurity.
Eg: If I say to someone, "you're shit at that".

The most common response would be to take offence and to immediately start defending oneself, in any number of manners.
Now, why would one choose to defend oneself against this accusation if one didn't secretly worry that there might indeed be a semblence of truth in the accusation?

A few people may laugh and simply confirm the assessment.

A few may say nothing and harbour resentment, thereby poisoning themselves with somebody elses opinion.

Fewer still will respond with a confident rebuttal of the accusation and even even less likely is:
"That's your opinion, regrettably it's not the opinion of someone whom I respect."

The last response is of course an invitation for the accusor in turn to take offence (if he's feeling insecure!)

I had a great conversation on this very subject with a skiing instructor in Lake Tahoe once.
He told how difficult it was to offend him simply by use of words alone, and said something which made me laugh so much I nearly fell off the chair lift!
"Take the word C**t, considered by most to be the most offensive word there is, but why? It's only a matter of conditioning which makes an individual react to the word negatively. It's just a word like any other, like stone or ski or aeroplane, but the proof that it is a matter of conditioning is the fact that if you call somebody a c**t, they pretty soon turn into one!"

I wholeheartedly agree with this unusual sentiment:


To speak one's mind, forcefully or not, or express an opinion does not necessarily equate with insulting behavior. I would hope that most people know the difference and therefore react accordingly.


Unfortunately I'm afraid that the only place I'll find such an attitude to be prevalant is Eutopia.

So, what do you think, you bunch of whinging idiots?:O

goudie
9th Dec 2007, 10:03
Who decides what "politically correct" means anyway?

Most probably the media. There's always a good 'story' to be had in the 'PC' arena.

I see the keyboard warriors are out in force!

Wingswinger
9th Dec 2007, 10:32
fascist" describes someone with the opinion to the "right" of you?
I always took fascists to be so far right that they had gone full circle and were, in fact, left. Herr Schickelgruber and his brown shirts did call themselves socialists, after all. :E

parabellum
9th Dec 2007, 10:45
I think we have all lost our way on this thread, now, back to post #17, So what's bloody wrong with being a shandy drinker?:)

TheDesertFerret
9th Dec 2007, 12:32
You asking for a fight parabellum?

Shandy drinking it one step away from amateur dramatics.

Jump Complete
9th Dec 2007, 12:58
If someone says something that I initially find upsetting I have learnt to consider who is saying it. If it is someone who's opinion I value, I remain upset. If the person is a w****r I laugh it off, ignore it or give it back!

parabellum
9th Dec 2007, 23:27
As the president of the Shandy Drinking Amateur Thespians Society I have to take issue with you Mr Ferret!!!!!!!!!!!!:E

TheDesertFerret
9th Dec 2007, 23:29
Good grief!

Amateur dramatics in Auuuuuustralia! No way!

Shandy drinking thespians are one step away from wearing knitted cardigans.

We're all doomed!

kwachon
9th Dec 2007, 23:30
Shandy drinking leads to limp wrists...or is that "drunk by limp wrists"

TBirdFrank
10th Dec 2007, 01:20
Last night I got ticked off on another forum for using the euphemism Feckin - so I have used it all day today just to ram home the point.

I'm sure that some people get out of bed just to get offended

Diatryma
10th Dec 2007, 01:55
What are all you idiots on about?

(ps - what's a cardigan????)

Di :p

goshdarnit
10th Dec 2007, 02:30
I blame the septics ...
A largely poorly educated populous, with a bunch of get-rich-quick lawyer types telling them why they should be OFFENDED ... and a sudden flurry of spurious lawsuits leading to corporations banning anything that might possibly cause any kind of offence.

And the rest of the world follows suit, as per usual...

(think i may have offended the US and everyone else!) :cool:

con-pilot
10th Dec 2007, 02:35
(think i may have offended the US and everyone else!

Naw, we do have that Political Correctness stuff here, but we can't hold a candle to what is going on in the UK. :(

Howard Hughes
10th Dec 2007, 02:40
While we do have a few card carrying members of the PC brigade in this country too, I agree with Con, the Brits seem to be waaaay out out in front at the moment!;)

Diatryma
10th Dec 2007, 02:47
Naw, we do have that Political Correctness stuff here, but we can't hold a candle to what is going on in the UK.

Yea you guys are ok - as long as no one throws any snowballs around!

Di :ok:

Mac the Knife
10th Dec 2007, 08:03
The fact that this potentially interesting thread has so rapidly petered out into facetious trivia is a reflection of how dull JB has become these days.

A few years ago there'd have been a huge input of closely argued discussion (along with the inevitable quota of bollocks) that would have been both interesting and thought provoking (even for the Neanderthals).

Pity really, but as Kurt Vonnegut said, "So it goes..."

:cool:

green granite
10th Dec 2007, 08:35
Nutters the lot of you. Oh sorry that's probably offensive to Glaswegians :hmm:

chuks
10th Dec 2007, 10:21
I note with interest yet another one trying to wind up/insult US citizens who has not learned the difference between populous (adjective) and populace (noun), nor fully mastered the dark art of punctuation. But never mind that now!

Before I ran away I used to love to tease the PC (Political Correctness) brigade at home in the USA with incorrect terminology.

I once had finally to use a broom to get my youngest and most idealistic sister down off the ceiling after running through every primitive term for homosexual there was. She kept spluttering that nowadays they were to be known as "gays" and not "homos, preverts" or whatever. The idea that I might be having a joke there just never entered her mind. One should never, never make jokes about religion, I suppose.

Another time, my little Marxist house-mate went spare over a male chauvinist advert in "The National Lampoon" that was "demeaning to women." She became even more angry when I pointed out that it was only a send-up of a real advert that was demeaning to women!

There are some hot-spots for this sort of thing, places where we have that deadly combination of officially disadvantaged folk and well-meaning White liberals. One fellow had to walk the plank in Washington, D.C. after corrrectly using "niggardly" to describe proposed steps to save money. A Black colleague became officially offended, thinking this was some variation of the "N-" word. The White weenie got the sack and then even apologised for using a word that might be misunderstood!

Part of the problem, in my opinion, is the well-meant attempt to legislate thought and speech. We now have some official standards for what is to be thought and said and plenty of minor officials to enforce these standards, sort of moral traffic wardens if you will. I think we shall have to go a few more years into the woods with this before we can again see daylight. It may take the complete and utter collapse of Western Civilisation to free us of this, in fact.

Mac the Knife
10th Dec 2007, 10:51
Gingernut wrote, "A few months ago, I watched, to my shame, a couple of blokes racially abuse a black female Big Issue seller. If we agree that to offend, is defined as "to make someone upset," then I reckon she didn't have any choice in the matter. (She did appear upset)."

Oh but she did have a choice. She could have laughed at 'em, made a witty remark and made 'em feel a couple of fools.

My brother's work (in the UK) regularly brings him into contact with the criminal underclasses. If he was to get "upset" every time someone called him a "mofo honky", "c*cksu*er", "white c**tlapper" and so on he'd spend much of his time in tears.

:cool:

Diatryma
10th Dec 2007, 22:41
Yea Mac - easy to say.

But perhaps everyone's not as strong (mentally/emotionally), or as quick with a witty remark as you and your brother. There comes a point where some don't have a choice about whether to get upset or just brush it off. They get upset - it's a natural reaction.

There are many sensitive people out there - and that's a good thing IMHO. We should not all have to become thick skinned, insensitive punching bags.

Di :cool:

con-pilot
10th Dec 2007, 22:51
(ps - what's a cardigan????)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c246/con-pilot/150px-Cardigan_28sweater29_4.jpg

One style of a cardigan.

Diatryma
10th Dec 2007, 22:53
Nice - is that your girlfriend?

Di :p

con-pilot
10th Dec 2007, 23:08
Nice - is that your girlfriend?

No, a little too young for me and Mrs. C-P would not approve. :(

arcniz
11th Dec 2007, 02:41
con-pilot
Quote:
Nice - is that your girlfriend?
No, a little too young for me and Mrs. C-P would not approve.

Does that mean she will approve if they're a bit older???? That's even more confusing than the customary blanket negative response.


Mack the ripper says:

Being insulted/offended is a choice, it isn't an automatic/given.

If I punch you in the face you cannot decide whether or not to experience pain or develop a black eye.

If I call you a c**t then you can be upset, laugh or ignore it - you have a choice.

Point well taken, but some of this (insult-response paradigm) is conversational and social dancing -- a lightweight sort of structured drama in the Greek style. Posture A is expected to bring posture B, and so forth. It is often a verbal form of the game 'chicken' (which can grow quite dangerous when weapons or vehicles are involved) where well-balanced or self-assured or merely in-group players follow the style to test each others' mettle. Any who cavil or take the word play as a serious threat are quickly revealed as outsiders from the ritual - and therefore a threat or an inferior sort.

Had a very wise Golden Retriever who was puzzled by the appearance of black cats (probably they all looked the same to him), some of whom would approach him and nuzzle up in a friendly manner and others who would behave oddly and fearfully when he looked their way.

The smart dog developed a standard technique for resolving this quandary: Whenever he spied a black cat in the middle distance, he would run toward it with all the speed he could muster. Cats from the household quickly learned to just hold their ground and wait for him to come closer, because they knew the game. Similar-looking cats from elsewhere would get the big-eyed look and run for the horizon as he lunged toward them. A good filter, it was. Selective and efficient. The interloping cats thinned out very rapidly.

kiwi chick
11th Dec 2007, 03:28
****, Slasher!!

Merlinxx! Shame on you! That label is demeaning, sexist,
prejudiced and downright rude! I wouldnt be surprised if the
sh!t-shunters takes you to task over it!

A woman who has had 3 babies should not be made to burst forth with such sudden laughter without warning.... to empty both her bladder and her mouthful of coffee first!!

(Shite, has that just offended anyone? ;) )

arcniz
11th Dec 2007, 03:41
No problemmo -- pls post the U-tube link.

kiwi chick
11th Dec 2007, 03:46
Hahaha...

www.youtube.co.nz/incontinent-kiwi-chick ;)

You know, funny thing? I've been banned on here once or twice, and had several posts deleted...

But not once have i EVER received a PM or email from anybody telling me I've offended them or upset them.

Are people generally cowards, and happy to moan and bitch behind backs but not front up with their opinions and feelings?

Crikey. If someone offends me, I tell 'em. Then it's down to them ceasing the subject of my offence; or me walking away and ceasing to listen.

Not hard.

(or should I have said "erectionally challenged...? :E )

Diatryma
11th Dec 2007, 05:22
Even jokes can be offensive.....


Q: Why don't blind people skydive?
A: It scares the heck out of the dog.

So, a baby seal walks into a club......

Stevie Wonder gets a cheese grater for Christmas.
Mate calls to ask if he liked it.
Stevie says, "Man, that was the most violent book I ever read."

Whats better than licking a manadarin?......

Your momma's so fat you have to take 2 buses and a taxi just to get on her good side.

Whats the difference between Ayrton Senna and Ryan Giggs?
Ryan Giggs can take a corner...

.
.
.
.

And these are just the clean ones.

Di :ok:

TheDesertFerret
4th Feb 2008, 17:44
4PON4PIN

You've been had:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7226778.stm


Remember: if it isn't in the Daily Mail it is just not true.

bnt
4th Feb 2008, 19:37
Not offended yet? Here's a Dutch lady who would like to teach you a few words: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ak6AmAn_cY :E

spork
4th Feb 2008, 19:49
To speak one's mind, forcefully or not, or express an opinion does not necessarily equate with insulting behavior. I would hope that most people know the difference and therefore react accordingly. Have you experienced the so-called Customer Service personnel who are looking for an opportunity to end the call? The above quote reminded me of 1) an ntl operator who didn’t like me getting forceful about their repetitive incompetence with my email/broadband/set top box, and 2) a Nationwide operator who wanted to know a password that I have NEVER created.

I suspect they have training along the lines of “in no way do you have to take abuse from a customer…” and their tiny minds are incapable of working out that someone expressing a firm opinion is just a (paying) customer who has had enough of their appalling service, and NOT someone being abusive. They unfortunately win by cutting you off, and you start all over again with “We ARE interested in your call…”

On a call back, when I challenged a supervisor accusing me of being abusive (which I would never ever do) she refused to access their recording system saying she couldn’t do that ‘because of the Data Protection Act’. Aaaaaarrrrrggghhhh!

Just provide what I’m paying your ever-increasing extortionate sums for, and I’ll go away.

Capn Notarious
4th Feb 2008, 23:35
I take offence from Double Glazing sales people, who ring my door bell, when I'm at the meal plate. Must get one of those eye charts and put it next to my double glazing.

seawings
5th Feb 2008, 00:03
Like a virus, Political Correctness, has spread around the globe. PC has become the rule by our law makers and the media. While at the same time we have become an increasingly rude world…just read the papers, tune into the evening news, and watch the inhumanities to man by our fellow humans. All too often we are accused of being a “me generation”. So where is the disconnect? How can we be striving for PC, yet pushing to the front of the line claiming “me first”?

Tigs2
5th Feb 2008, 00:14
Seawings

We have not just become inhumane to fellow humans, we have lost touch with fellow humans. I went to watch 'I am Legend' at the end of December. You maybe know the plot, nearly all humanity has been wiped out, billions of them turned into monsters by a man made virus. Very traumatic. The woman next to me was sobbing heartily when the alsation dog died. Not a whimper (scuse the pun) at the devastation to humanity:}:} You gotta laugh.

seawings
5th Feb 2008, 02:43
Tigs2

I did see the movie I Am Legend...it reminded me of the saying..."beware of the law of unintended consequences". Not really a law but makes the point. So to continue the thread...by being so PC, what are we setting into motion

TheGorrilla
5th Feb 2008, 02:55
Haven't a f%&king clue what I said to some £diot that got me banned for 6 months. numpties just can't handle the truth!

Loose rivets
5th Feb 2008, 04:25
He bloody does eat daffodils you know.