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Old 11.05.2014, 20:48
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

Nope. Dunno what you mean at all, bro!

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Yes, but it isn't offensive to white blokes in Switzerland, so who cares about slavery, Jim Crow laws, lynch mobs, racist coppers and Stephen Lawrence?

It's political correctness gawn mad, innit, eh? Know what I mean, guv'nor?
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Old 11.05.2014, 21:07
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

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Personally I no longer see that word as offensive - it's often used in the black community in much the same context as I would say "hey, you old bastard, how are you" upon greeting a friend.
SOME blacks reclaiming a word that was used to put them down is not same as a white person using it.
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Old 11.05.2014, 21:09
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

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SOME blacks reclaiming a word that was used to put them down is not same as a white person using it.
I have read that African Americans use (or began using it) ironically in order to take ownership of a symbol of oppression thus removing its power over them but in honesty if slaphead isn't offended by it, I don't know what they were thinking.
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Old 11.05.2014, 21:19
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I was actually being somewhat tongue in cheek about @Ace1 but whatevs.

On a serious note, however, that word is still offensive to some. Trust me on that one, please...
Yeah, I know, and can understand that. I just find myself being irritated by the PC infection that seems to have completely robbed the UK of common sense.

Ok, back on topic about the DJ - as far as I know he gave the BBC two options. The first was that he apologises on air, and the second was the he "falls on his sword". I suspect the latter was a joking comment which was then surprisingly accepted by the BBC. Seriously how can somebody lose their job over playing a historic recording which in this case just happened to contain a word, now considered offensive, which was common at the time.

Given the age of the DJ it would it appear that the BBC is not so much PC, but rather ageist, and therefore had an excuse to get rid of him.
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Yeah, I know, and can understand that. I just find myself being irritated by the PC infection that seems to have completely robbed the UK of common sense.
There is no PC infection - there's just old, white, bigoted men who feel they deserve more than they have and look to blame others for their shabby lives. But all is not lost, now they have UKIP!
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Old 11.05.2014, 23:02
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

Is anyone who plays fairytale of New York also expected to resign as it contains a word that is now considered to be offensive towards homosexuals? (hint, meatballs/used to start a fire)
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Old 12.05.2014, 11:29
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

Boris has spoken https://uk.news.yahoo.com/johnson-sl...2.html#4m03p6E
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Old 12.05.2014, 12:35
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

Taxi Driver was aired this weekend on SRF. Back in 1976 opening and closing credits where translated. Franck Adu, credited as Angry Black Man in the original English version, had an interesting translation in German version: "Betrunkener Neger".
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[What word are you supposed to use nowadays, anyway?]

In neither case was there anything even remotely racist.
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Tiger, according to Wiki. Which makes even less sense.
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It was "goblin" when I was growing up in the politically-correct, multicultural nirvana of 1970's rural North West England.

Seriously, if people in that 100% white backwater could tell 40 years ago that it was an unpleasant word that you shouldn't teach your kids, then I'm not sure what excuse anyone has for using it nowadays...
We used to say the n word when I was growing up in Yorkshire in the late 60's early 70's and nobody used to bat an eyelid.
Another alternative we often used was 'baby'.

Eeny, meeny, miney, mo Catch a baby by his toe, when he squeals let him go etc etc
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We used to say the n word when I was growing up in Yorkshire in the late 60's early 70's and nobody used to bat an eyelid.
I'm quite certainly they wouldn't have.
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Old 12.05.2014, 13:24
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

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Well he might, but I'd block it as he speaks the truth.

Personally I no longer see that word as offensive - it's often used in the black community in much the same context as I would say "hey, you old bastard, how are you" upon greeting a friend.

It's either all or nothing IMO - if the word is not to be used then nobody should use the word. It shouldn't be that people of of a certain colour are allowed to use it while others of another colour are strictly forbidden from using the word.

Thinking about it that's racism, isn't it?
you are joking, right?
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

many people (maybe not on EF) find the word "nigger" offensive, after all it is a perjorative term and meant to cause offence.

in this case, the DJ may have played it innocently and it is unfortunate what's happened. jeremy clarkson, much as I like him and his show, does flirt with controversy and he blatantly pushes all boundaries as much as possible to get a reaction and stay on the front page.
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Old 12.05.2014, 13:35
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Clarkson just muttered Eeny Meeny Miny Mo, catch a nigger by his toe, which was a perfectly normal, and perfectly innocent, rhyme when I was a kid, such that we didn't even know, nor care, what the word was supposed to mean. [What word are you supposed to use nowadays, anyway?]
It's monkey, now. That's OK, isn't it? Right?

Can we move on to Redskins now? Apparently that's the new n*gger. Sports writers get all wriggly when they have to report on the Washington team's football games.
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