PC gone mad…der
! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.
An Englishman’s Castle has been kind enough to reproduce a list of words and phrases that are now considered offensive by the British Sociological Association.
The list of racist, disablist and sexist terms include:
- Old Masters
- Developing nations
- The Elderly
- Special Needs
- Chinese Whisper
I’ve checked the list and there’s quite a lot of words missing that were previously offensive, such as:
- Rag Head
- Arse Bandit
- Old Fogey
- Old Dragon
- Ball and Chain
- Trouser Press
On balance it looks like we’ve made a net gain.
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