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****** - the Dog from Dambusters watch

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    Its very silly to edit that word. They don't edit that word from other films, in Die Hard 3 (which I have seen on channel 4) they say they word printed on a billboard.
    I saw a show on channel 5 about comedy, they were banging on about Chris Rock and his 'I hate *******' show.

    Its a classic film, and its not even being used in a racist way. If you don't already know what ****** is, or how it was used, your not going to suddenly start shouting it at black people in the street because you watched a black and white film about the RAF which happens to have a dog in it.

    The film is VERY historically accurate, and should not be changed just to protect the PC crowd.
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    (Original post by Libertin du Nord)
    The Dambusters, an absolute classic of a film, was aired by Channel 4 today.

    As has happened before, C4 choose to do some (very sloppy) editing to remote the word '******' - which was the dog's (a black labrador) name.

    Am I the only one this strikes as odd? During live concerts, it seems perfectly acceptable to use any degree of swearing on the BBC - it happened at Live Earth and it's happened many times before. Your average recent gritty film is likely to have damn-near every offensive term imaginable in it.

    Meanwhile Dambusters, an innocent product of its time, finds itself censored. Really, who in his right mind would object to the film being shown in its entirety?
    As a black male I can comment with some experience of these matters.

    As a young child I grew up in a predominantly white area in Liverpool where I was surrounded by families with dogs called ******, Sambo, Wog ......

    The other children took great delight in shouting these names across me and subsequently explaining that they were merely calling out a dog's name.

    I find the term abusive - it is specifically designed to be so - irrespective of what race decides to utter it.

    However, the true horrors of abuse are far worse and more lasting than any single word could ever be - you may be better off getting your bouncing bum off the couch and go down the pub.
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    Sambo is a racist term?
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    (Original post by Trigger)
    Sambo is a racist term?
    supposedly an ethnic person living in this country, meh
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    ^o) i have never heard that term used in that way before
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    (Original post by Forté)
    supposedly an ethnic person living in this country, meh
    I have never heard this usage either. Sort of like gringo then, I suppose, not really offensive, but it could be used in such a manner.
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    Haven't heard it for decades, but yes, it was used back in the 70s
 
 
 
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