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Old 7th Mar 2006, 18:25
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in Gibson's time the word was not a term of abuse. It is now
Hmm, when Chris Rock uses the word "nigger" his audience rolls around in fits of laughter. Seems it is only offensive to certain people.

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Old 7th Mar 2006, 18:26
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No, ex-matelot, I am saying that those who would try and change the words of the nursery rhymes are small minded! Thankfully, most of the old abusive terms for anyone who differs from the norm have fallen out of use- in this, political correctness has been successful.
My argument is this; just because the small-minded take pc too far is no reason to completely abandon the idea.
Edited to add: Ozzy, if you think it's not a term of abuse, do you think you'd get the same laugh? Chris Rock is defusing the word by showing it has no power over him; in the same way, Graham Norton calls himself "strange Irish poof."
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Old 7th Mar 2006, 18:32
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Apologies CB, misunderstood your post before.
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Old 7th Mar 2006, 18:56
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I always was regarded as the rainbow sheep of the family. Used to put me in a real non-reflective dog, it did.

Now, you rightie-haties, how about coming up with an alternative for "pinko". It offends me, see. It's the colour of my skin. And while I'm at it, I don't like being called "straight" either as if it was some sort of perversion. And don't any of you ever tell me to keep my hair on!
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Old 7th Mar 2006, 19:07
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Take a look here!!!

Quite a good, well put together site!

http://www.newspeakdictionary.com/ns_frames.html
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Old 7th Mar 2006, 19:59
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From the above site.

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The guy has a great sense of humor!
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Old 7th Mar 2006, 20:17
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Originally Posted by Wingswinger
Now, you rightie-haties, how about coming up with an alternative for "pinko". It offends me, see.
Why should we ? We don't give a sh!t...

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Old 7th Mar 2006, 22:13
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I think you are an idiot.

That is my considered opinion after reading your last post. Normally I would not write it, for the sake of politness, and so I don't get banned. Therefore in doing so, in order to make a point, I was being deliberately offensive. There, didn't hurt did it? It didn't do you any harm?

Cope with it, and try not to reverse the logic of what you are interpreting, which you got utterly wrong proving you have not even bothered to think about what you are writing about. Opposing political correctness does not suggest that "not being offensive" is a crime. It says that demanding other people act in the way you and the rest of the PC brigade decide is 'correct', to avoid any possible (often imagined) offense is both ridiculous and worse than criminal. It is an attack on our fundamental right to freedom of speech, and an encouragement to the very attitudes it seeks to suppress.

OK, have you survived that attack on your sensibilities? See how ridiculous it is to try to protect people from words? And these were intended to offend, not just some made-up offensive nature.

This is PPRuNe, not the real world, and Danny or his representatives might delete this or ban me, either from this thread, the forum or the site temporarily or permanently. That is Danny's right, delegated to his fine moderators. However in the real world I have an absolute right deliberately to offend you by calling you an idiot; that is part of my right to freedom to express my opinion.
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Old 7th Mar 2006, 23:00
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SC, you certainly used to have a fundamental right to free speech, but these days there are an awful lot of people employed by the state to concoct and prosecute rules to the contrary.

Dwelling temporarily on that Times article, they (for the sake of the argument I'll assume "they" are do-gooding middle-class white government employees with nothing better to do) have replaced a black sheep with a rainbow-coloured sheep to avoid potential offence to an ethnic minority.

However, replacing the sheep with one of rainbow colour, a well-recognised banner for the gay community, could be deemed equally offensive to another minority now being singled out for special woolly attention in that field. Oh no! What a merry PC pickle we could find ourselves in there!

Better hire some more civil servants and fire up a well-funded study or three into the offence-neutrality of the visible light spectrum.

Unfortunately, when society so delights in pigeon-holing people and so rigidly defining a person's socio-sexual-economic-religious-ethnicity with their own unique set of potential tolerances and offensive grievances you just end up with a big old mess of conflicting interests. Not multiculturalism, but, as some more astute commentator than I wrote the other week, an uncomfortable muddle of reinforced plural-monoculturalism. And who ranks the conflicting rights of each monoculture not to be offended by the actions of any other?

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Old 8th Mar 2006, 00:08
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Chris Rock is defusing the word by showing it has no power over him; in the same way, Graham Norton calls himself "strange Irish poof."
Are you serious? What do you mean by "defusing the word" where the **** did that circumlocutive fecking term spring from?

He's not the only one who uses it. The everyday home boy in Harlem uses it when speaking. Not only that, he gets away with calling women "hoes" and "bitches" and it's accepted. This is clearly an acceptance by society that non-black folks are not allowed to use such terms but others are. Now tell me, why is that acceptable if we are all equal?

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Old 8th Mar 2006, 00:24
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Lets face it, this multi culturalism bollix is a complete bust,all it is creating is a bunch of warring tribes,all the political correctnes in the world is not going to make a hapoth of difference, the early American melting pot was a far better system
If you moved to Rome becoming a Roman was always the best policy,on the other hand in times past, if the Romans moved in on your bailywick,becoming a Roman was again the best policy.
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Old 8th Mar 2006, 02:47
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I have read that 70% of US crime was committed by an "ethnic minority" (or is that minority ethnic? ) who made up 17% of residents who currently live in the US.

Police Officers are avoilding arresting certain criminals for fear of being branded racist.

Our councils give houses to radical terrorists and job seeker allowances to their pro-jihad rapping sons.

The UK suffered from one of its worst terrorist attacks last July, all I remember hearing on national radio was "How do you feel about the attacks being a muslim?

I am becoming less and less proud of calling myself "British".

Yep, PC's sure screwed up this part of town
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Old 8th Mar 2006, 07:39
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"if the Romans moved in on your baillywick, becoming a Roman was again the
best policy."

I am not sure I would advocate that at the moment Mr D, not with
this government's rather lax immigration and border controls.

I have a feeling that there are thousands of Islamonazis in our country
only too willing for the opportunity to do to us what the Romans did.
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Old 8th Mar 2006, 07:47
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Just been a item on the news here, due to some new EU ruling if a Gypsy family move on to your front lawn now they cannot be evicted,due to those wonderfull human rights laws we are duty bound to support the Gypsy way of life apparently.
Oh goody.
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Old 8th Mar 2006, 07:52
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What did the Romans ever do for us then ?
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Old 8th Mar 2006, 07:55
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Oh [email protected] it!! I'm up to my ears in 'lucky heather' and clothes pegs as it is!

Still perhaps my drive needs tarmacking, and I definitely need some trees cutting down, and my car needs to be vandalised, my garden used
as a public convenience, and violence and abuse everytime I go out.

In fact the Gypsy way of life sounds so good I might just sell my house,
buy a caravan and move to the Orkneys!!
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Old 8th Mar 2006, 09:03
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When political correctness loses sight of common sense then indeed it does become a danger to society. Until that point it is simply a well meaning wish to right a percieved injustice.

Reform of any kind however well intentioned becomes a destructive force in the hands of zealots of any stripe.
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Old 8th Mar 2006, 09:15
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Hmmm,looking at this new immigration points system,any Geordie going abroad for a holiday may not be allowed back into the country.
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Old 8th Mar 2006, 09:17
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It's got some advantages then Eh! Bonnie lad!!
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Old 8th Mar 2006, 09:18
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Depending on, that is, the state of his tan and whether or not he lost his passport.
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