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    PC gone mad

    Has the world gone mad?!!

    You can now not sell Gingerbread men. They have to be sold as gingerbread person as it is unlikely to offend!!

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    Did you read it in the Daily Mail? :-P

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    If you made them anatomically correct would that be ok?

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    what about the poor ginger people, has anybody considered them?

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    We have gingerbread Fred in our school canteen.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    You can now not sell Gingerbread men.
    Who said so? Most idiotic "decrees" like this are actually locally or institutionally imposed...

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    It reminds me about "Spotted Dick" being renamed "Spotted Richard" a little while ago. It reverted to the former name within a few weeks.

    Come to think of it, is it PC for IT gurus to speak about "slaving a drive" to retrieve data etc.? I'm surprised that someone in authority hasn't raised that as a problem.

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    It happened here in Lancashire the other week. Some PC nutcase in the council decided that it was sexist, but after an outcry (read 'lots of peopel not happy with teh council about this') it was once again named correctly. I do hope they sent the offending PC nutcase to be 're-educated' for their wrong thinking as they are so fond of doing to others.

    Schools go ginger nuts - Education - lep.co.uk

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    The people that make these decisions do so out of a misguided attempt to prevent lawsuits and complaints, but in doing so risk the wrath of the public. Why do they think something like 'gingerbread men' would upset anyone?

    Next we'll be changing 'human' to 'hupeople' as the 'man' may offend someone.

    Surely there are more important aspects of equality to fix first?

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    I'm getting worried for He-Man!!

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    Other items on the renaming list:

    Ottoman - Ottople,
    Manager - Peoplger?

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    And Jesus will no longer be born in a Manger, rather a Peopleger

    Away in a Peopleger, no crib for his bed
    Doesn't quite have the same ring to it....

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