The problem is that the word "Christmas" or what it represents probably wouldn't have offended any muslims anyway. I doubt the name was change because of a barrage of protest from Stoke based muslims. It was more likely changed because of some white PC brainless imbecile sitting in town hall thought it was the right thing to do.(Original post by LC01)
Changing the name of christmas to winterfest in stoke, as to not "offend" the muslims, is not polite its rude.
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What do you think of Political Correctness? watch
- 17-06-2005 19:10
- 17-06-2005 19:15
Political correctness is one of the most malign influences in modern society.
- 17-06-2005 19:22
As with most things in life surely it's a question of finding a happy medium? that much seems obvious.
However, the propensity that the right has to damn anything and everything which offends their political viewpoint as "political correctness gone mad!!!" ala the Daily Mail is incredibly irritating.
(Original post by technik)
- 18-06-2005 17:32
What do you think of Political Correctness?
its a load of shoite to be blunt.
i'll use words black or retarded if i like.
african american? mentally challenged? what crap.
(Original post by Howard)
- 18-06-2005 17:36
Good point. Why is everybody so bloody offended at everything? They should stop being so gay IMO. Bunch of pussies.
(Original post by melbourne)
- 18-06-2005 17:38
If they dont like our words, then they know where to go (or not go) ie UK! lol
(Original post by thebucketwoman)
- 18-06-2005 17:51
Who says that you are representative of the UK? Only the elected government has the right to say who should 'go'.
[And if both criminal gangs have together worked against the democratic will of the people shouldn't we hang them? ]
(Original post by ArthurOliver)
- 18-06-2005 17:56
If the elected governments of the last few decades weren't listening to the majority of people in Britain who consistently voiced the kind of opinion you're saying is unrepresentative, who were they listening to?
What opinion? What majority?
- 18-06-2005 20:04
I think being politically correct is ok, but in the uk the govt is trying to make everyone OVER politically correct. I think you'll find most people object to it and its why programmes such as little britain do so well.
(Original post by milady)
- 18-06-2005 20:57
Retarded wasn't always a solely offensive term. In fact, it still isn't.
It did actually mean 'Slowed or delayed in development or progress, esp. because of mental retardation' and still does. That's not offensive. What is offensive is when people take the word and turn it into an insult as you just did ('true retards').
Using it in a derogatory way is what creates nasty connotations and takes its original, fairly neutral, meaning away.
Referring to someone who is actually mentally handicapped as 'retarded' isn't all that offensive or unusual. My friend, whose brother has such a problem, talks of him as 'retarded.' It sometimes shakes her up a little if someone uses the word '******' in the insult sense, but not when in reference to her brother.
And what's this talk of 'largely rightist' and 'tories' -- some animosity there, then? Can I smell a hint of stereotyping and discriminatory generalisation?