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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Sep 20, 2018.
I'm totally useless reading other people in the flesh or by media.
Lets face it,
Some people just do not have anything better to do
I remember this:
Its all very
Oo-er. Looks like sums.
On the face of it, a complaint about the use of an innocuous phrase like this does seem to be the deliberate attempts of the 'perpetually offended' to find fault in everything.
However, I do believe it is just one of a series of complaints that are being investigated as part of Operation Embley, which is looking into allegations of racism, interfering with investigations and turning a blind eye to wrongdoing perpetrated by Met's Directorate of Professional Standards department. That suggests that there's more to this than a single incident of someone deciding that you can't say white without being racist.
Besides, 'that's not what the words mean' doesn't cut it for me. It's not like, as teachers, many of us have experienced the insidious ways that seemingly harmless phrases can be used in such a way to deliberately isolate us; keeping the speaker's nose clean, while making their intentions clearly understood for those present. How many of us have stated that we feel like we're walking around with targets on our backs, but there isn't any one specific incident, just a series of jibes dressed up as jokes or banter, pointed comments that undermine dressed up as mere constructive criticism etc. Words are never just words, they're just part of a whole tapestry of communication and the interpretation of their meaning depends on such a multitude of factors that it's almost impossible for someone who wasn't party to the conversation to decide how someone present should or shouldn't have felt about what was said.
But sure, feel free to get offended by an allegation that's deliberately been reported in such a way to deliberately prompt people to be outraged by 'PC gone mad' or whatever.
Innocent or not, whoever is in the dock during your jury duty is ******.
Haha. Why do you think that?
Why is it always n? There are other letters you know! How alphabetist! I am terribly offended. (Insert some kind of jocular emoji in your own minds as I am technologically challenged!)
A black market. A black mark. My black best friend always told kids if they let her down she'd give them a black look. Hehe heh heh that confused them!
In this country black = darkness and dirt. All negative and nothing to do with skin colour. In foreign realms where black skin is usual, dirt is lighter. You wash the light off.
If that's too hard to get around, maybe "sensitivity" is on the same chromosome as "dull".
Are you sure about that? What's the code supposed to be doing?
Careful now - you might become the black sheep of the thread.
And if you were fined for making such remarks, you might no longer be in the black.
'Offence' is an industry now in the UK.
Until finding yourself being blackmailed by a blacksmith.
But there 'black' is used in a positive context...
To steal from Woolani... oh dear... why can't the English language be consistent*
* Cough rough though bough
I think we should just whitewash over the whole thing.
It's a cultural thing!
Variables (x,y,z) end of alphabet, coefficients (a,b,c) beginning of alphabet and counting (n,m) middle of the alphabet.
I am very offended that you would question my culture!!!!!!!!!!!
White males offend, not black or brown or shades other than white? I wonder why? Inferiority perhaps? Oops!
And your weapon of choice sir?
I will take the very sharp suit.