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Acceptable words/phrases

Discussion in 'Personal' started by EmanuelShadrack, May 10, 2019.

  1. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

  2. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Thread pulling.
  3. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    Previously - genocide
    Now - ethnic cleansing
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  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I don't think "Well blow me" as an exclamation of disbelief is a sensible choice in front of younger people any more. :)
    strawbs, emerald52, les25paul and 5 others like this.
  5. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    why can i say Yiddish, but not ***?
  6. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    One is an acceptable description, the other an unacceptable label?

    Likewise, my son lives in Tokyo, apparently "Jap" is seen as insulting, Japanese obviously not.
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  7. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    I honestly can't see anything unacceptable about it. It could maybe be said in a nasty way, but so could any word under the sun.

    What about "Y** army!" ?
  8. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    It's open season on Brits and Scots but abbreviations of nationality for Japanese or Pakistanis are out.

    Where are we regarding Yanks and Aussies?
  9. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Wasnt there a thing about stopping spurs fans from chanting that a few years back?
    It did not work.
  10. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    Old term: crumpet

    New term: small griddle cake made from an unsweetened batter of water or milk, flour and yeast,
  11. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Although I'm caucasian I'm not actually white in the sense of the background to others' posting text (ie hex code #ffffff).

    I've just zoomed in and sampled a picture of my face at pixel level, and the lightest pixel I could find was hex code #ab7f80, so does that make me a person of colour?

    Could 'white' in the racial sense be considered an unacceptable term? Maybe we should be a bit less binary and a bit more hexadecimal in these things.
    EmanuelShadrack and les25paul like this.
  12. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Similarly to the way some seem to approach gender you mean?
  13. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Given that there's around 16 million or more different hexadecimal colours that would be ideal for the current thinking on gender fluidity.
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  14. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    It always amuses me that on the TES forums, so much innocuous yet useful content is deemed offensive by TES and starred out, and yet on one particular browser, when you Google "TES" you get a box to the right of the screen with the TES logo repeating multiple times, so it reads

    What a load of xollod.
  15. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Depends how you "identify".;)
  16. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Do you have a job? Kids? Or maybe a lot of spare time to fill?
  17. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Occasional commenter

    Old term: Disruptive (wilfully responsible for their own poor behaviour)
    New term: Disaffected (other people's fault that they behave thus)
  18. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Old skool: feral
    Nuspeak: challenging.
  19. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Old term: Bit of a thug.
    New term: Promising footballer.
  20. Admin Princess

    Admin Princess Occasional commenter

    I'm genuinely amazed that anyone posting on this forum isn't familiar with the 'D' in SEND.

    As a pedant, I struggle with the term 'person/people of colour'. We ALL have a colour. BAME doesn't seem great either - "Black, Asian and .... all the rest of you". The whole naming issue is a poisoned chalice.
    towncryer, dunnocks and needabreak like this.

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