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General Chat Thread, PC Gone Mad in General; I have had a Victor Meldrew moment after hearing the latest re writing of our culture !! See this article ...
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    PC Gone Mad

    I have had a Victor Meldrew moment after hearing the latest re writing of our
    culture !!

    See this article for more details - "The Three Little Pigs" has been suggested that it be called "The three Cowboy Builders" by a panel of 70 - mainly Teachers reproting to BECTA - WTF !!!! - no wonder our society is falling to pieces (Rant over !!)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7204635.stm

    What is Animal Farm going to be renamed as ?
    Last edited by Anorak; 24th January 2008 at 10:00 AM.

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    You... have... got... to... be... kidding... me... !!!!

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    Its a joke, so PC its insane.

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    Wow, that is truly ridiculous. People get offended by many things, why should we be changing our literature so as to pander to one group or other.

    As I'm not a religious person, I don't care if books could offend people - they are books, one of the few areas where you can truly express yourself.

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    Gordon Brown offends me, how come noboddy cares about that. <sulk>

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    I am a catholic, and I have to watch this 'once catcholic' country turn into something else - It sickens me. It's completely outragious. I'm all for diversity, but where are our rights as citizens?!

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    why is our own culture being diminished for other peoples?

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    I bet NONE of the people who complained were muslims, just wishy washy liberal holyer-than-tho meddling do gooders.

    Just a thought!

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    kerrymoralee9280 - so you are saying that it was all Henry the Eighth's fault then?

    Actually you did not read the article correctly, anorak, as it was also saying that the 'three little cowboy builders' was also deemed to be possibly offensive, which has nothing to do with religion, race or anything else!
    And localzuk - you don't care if books offend people - fair enough but are you suggesting that books advocating, say, murder, are OK to give to small children to read? This was talking about books for very small children.
    Having said that, I do agree that this is ridiculous and I have spoken to a Muslim friend who has absolutely no idea whythe idea of a pig building a rubbish house has any offence in it for the Muslim community - he thinks it is nuts as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight View Post
    I bet NONE of the people who complained were muslims, just wishy washy liberal holyer-than-tho meddling do gooders.

    Just a thought!
    Shall we create a social group called 'Three Little Animals that were once called pigs but we're not allowed to in case we offend somebody" ?

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    The three little animals who construct a dwelling, but are not necessarily affiliated with the construction industry.

    Their dwellings are destroyed by a larger animal, who exerts increasingly large airstreams upon them. This however isn’t an act of [please insert your deity here]

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    one day something happened with some houses, but we can't say who's houses or how the houses got there... but they all fell down and i think they lived happily ever after? and shaved off their beards... OH NO WAIT... damn!

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    Reminds me of this story from last year.

    http://www.webloggin.com/three-littl...-big-bad-wolf/

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    when will they realise that stunts like this ony make people think that our government care more about foreign communities than english ones witch in turn just insites more racial hatred against muslims,

    like some one said i bet not one muslim has ever complained about the story since it was wrote 150 years ago. so why go changing things just incase it insults them?

    its supposed to b multi culteral not change the existing culture to suit others

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    @steve: lol

    FFS i would say its getting silly but to be fair it got silly long ago...

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