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Old 15th Jan 2022, 11:47
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As a fully paid up member of an ethnic group, I am no stranger to being the object of stereotypical jokes. I often re-tell the best ones as they are genuinely funny.

How do you stop a Scotsman from being sea-sick ? Put a pound coin between his teeth and lean him over the railing.

Now if you were to tell the same joke about someone of the Jewish faith, it could be perceived as a racial slur. The world's gone mad.
Spot on B Fraser !!
Despite the constant sh*t being slung at Jocks, it is shrugged off and laughed over.

Selective offending seem the order of today !
Madness !!

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Old 15th Jan 2022, 12:34
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My 6'4" husband has a t-shirt with a horizontal line about mid-chest. Underneath it reads, "I've had it up to here with midgets!". Guess he won't be able to wear that any more.........
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Old 15th Jan 2022, 15:54
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Where does it stop?
No Sports Mascot Is Safe - by Tom Knighton (substack.com)

But wait a minute. If the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians degraded Native Americans, why do teams named Crusaders or Vikings glorify racism and white supremacy? If what Leftists have been telling us about nicknames and mascots for the last few years were even close to true, woke WWU should proudly retain its Viking name and declare that they’re doing so in order to demean and insult Vikings and white people in general.
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Old 16th Jan 2022, 07:56
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The same article goes on to say....

Sports mascots are rallying points for fans. My beloved Georgia Bulldogs finally won another national championship, and the bulldog became a focus for us during this incredible season. For someone to decide that we shouldn’t have that focus for any reason is downright insulting.
Alas, the bulldog has been selectively bred to the point that it's skeletal features now make the breed prone to a range of very unpleasant conditions. I'm all for ending the grotesque practice but only an idiot would censure a sports team of the same name. .........in which case, a bunch of wokist idiots will be along shortly.

The Edmonton Eskimos should be careful, the snowflakes will have them in their sights. Inuit or Eskimo: Which name to use? | Alaska Native Language Center (uaf.edu)
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Old 16th Jan 2022, 08:43
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I heard the chips are down for the person formerly known as Mr Potato Head after making a stance. He's out of the frying pan and now in a lot of hot water.
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Old 16th Jan 2022, 09:07
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Word is that the backyard BBQ is under threat. Apparently cooking outdoors over a naked flame is now considered "cultural appropriation"

I recently played a game of Junior Pictionary with my 8 and 10 year old grandkids. When the subject selected was Red Indians they were mortified and simultaneously called racism. When I asked if they knew how these people came to be known as Red Indians they had no clue or interest. This is the woke rubbish the school system is teaching.
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Old 16th Jan 2022, 10:14
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Apparently cooking outdoors over a naked flame is now considered "cultural appropriation"
Just curious, from whom? Sure all our ancestors gave it a go at some point!
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Old 16th Jan 2022, 11:05
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Originally Posted by deja vu View Post
Word is that the backyard BBQ is under threat. Apparently cooking outdoors over a naked flame is now considered "cultural appropriation"
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Where's the word from?
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Old 16th Jan 2022, 11:28
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Do you think Google might know?
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Old 16th Jan 2022, 11:32
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I'm fed up with all this - I'm off to the Panto - Snow White and the Seven Short-arses.
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Old 16th Jan 2022, 11:48
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Originally Posted by Alsacienne View Post
Do you think Google might know?
It did not seem to, nor DuckDuckGo
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Old 16th Jan 2022, 17:19
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UFO, Don't forget to pass the sweetie shop and get some Black Jacks .... oh no, a bar of Five Boys, .... oh no ... do you think they still sell Crunchie?
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Old 16th Jan 2022, 18:54
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Originally Posted by B Fraser View Post
The Edmonton Eskimos should be careful, the snowflakes will have them in their sights. Inuit or Eskimo: Which name to use? | Alaska Native Language Center (uaf.edu)
Not to mention the Vancouver Canucks - the term "Canuck" being considered less than complementary by some Canadians.

I actually rather agreed with getting rid of the 'Redskin' team name, since the term does in fact have racist roots. It's been proposed that they change the name to the Washington Red Tails as a salute to the Tuskegee Airmen - I really like that idea and it also has the advantage that they could keep the "Hail to the Redskins" team song with only minor changes...

OTOH, I really wish they'd kept the Cleveland Indians team name (the cartoon mascot emblem was a different story). The team name was original selected to honor a baseball player of native American Indian heritage (something the ignorant woke idiots seem to be unaware of) and the term Indian is not inherently racist (even if its origins were the result of a mistake).
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Old 16th Jan 2022, 21:14
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The Harry Potter offshoot film series, Marauders, is being planned.

According to the Daily Express - “producer Megan Mckelli said: "I think it is very clear that we can not trust Rowling or Warner Bros with this storyline or these characters." This follows on from the ongoing storm raging around Rowling's statements about trans women.”

They are definitely going for the woke agenda -

“the new casting requirements stipulate Sirius Black must be played by a non-white actor. They go even further with Pettigrew who must be played by "a gender non-conforming, non-binary, trans male."

James Potter [Harry Potter’s father] must be played by anyone who is: "Asian, black, African descent, ethnically ambiguous, multiracial, Indigenous peoples, Latino, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian, Indian, Southeast Asian or Pacific Islander."

And “Harry's mum will be played by a "gender-nonconforming, non-binary, trans female" “
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Old 16th Jan 2022, 21:18
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Originally Posted by B Fraser View Post
The same article goes on to say....
The Edmonton Eskimos should be careful, the snowflakes will have them in their sights. Inuit or Eskimo: Which name to use? | Alaska Native Language Center (uaf.edu)
The team has already changed its name to the Edmonton Elks...
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Old 17th Jan 2022, 09:13
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Originally Posted by SOPS View Post
When does it stop.
Never- but it never has.

Things you would find offensive were once OK and things that are now OK were once offensive.

The world changes- accept it or live in frustration!!
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Old 17th Jan 2022, 11:24
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Originally Posted by B Fraser View Post
As a fully paid up member of an ethnic group, I am no stranger to being the object of stereotypical jokes. I often re-tell the best ones as they are genuinely funny.

How do you stop a Scotsman from being sea-sick ? Put a pound coin between his teeth and lean him over the railing.

Now if you were to tell the same joke about someone of the Jewish faith, it could be perceived as a racial slur. The world's gone mad.
It's all about context: the former is based on the English stereotype of the Scots as a frugal nation; the latter that the subject is a member of a fictional millenia old financial cabal that rules the world economy, and has led to countless well-documented cases of actual physical persecution throughout that time. But then I'm sure you knew that already.
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Old 17th Jan 2022, 11:31
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"a gender non-conforming, non-binary, trans male."
"gender-nonconforming, non-binary, trans female"
But they have specified that one huperson is to be a male and the other a female??
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Old 17th Jan 2022, 11:43
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So many snowflakes on here. When did you all actually see a packet of midget gems for sale, never mind buy them? I honestly thought they'd stopped making them.
It makes not a jot of difference to anyone (except perhaps those who have taken offence) that the name has changed. But the way you lot go on you'd think the sky had fallen in.
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Old 17th Jan 2022, 11:50
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Amazing how wokeness can make a trans female (by definition uterus free as JKR had the temerity to point out) a mother and a person with dark skin produce a very white child. Amazing!!!

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