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Discussion in 'Personal' started by EmanuelShadrack, May 10, 2019.
Previously - genocide
Now - ethnic cleansing
I don't think "Well blow me" as an exclamation of disbelief is a sensible choice in front of younger people any more.
why can i say Yiddish, but not ***?
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.
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!" ?
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?
Wasnt there a thing about stopping spurs fans from chanting that a few years back?
It did not work.
Old term: crumpet
New term: small griddle cake made from an unsweetened batter of water or milk, flour and yeast,
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.
Similarly to the way some seem to approach gender you mean?
Given that there's around 16 million or more different hexadecimal colours that would be ideal for the current thinking on gender fluidity.
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.
Depends how you "identify".
Do you have a job? Kids? Or maybe a lot of spare time to fill?
Old term: Disruptive (wilfully responsible for their own poor behaviour)
New term: Disaffected (other people's fault that they behave thus)
Old skool: feral
Old term: Bit of a thug.
New term: Promising footballer.
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.