Thursday, 12 November 2009

Are UK PC's too PC?

By Edwin Tan (c) 2009

It isn't really. It's just another case of political correctness gone too far: "What's all this then? Police can't say 'Evenin' all' any more"

According to the Warwickshire Police handbook, one should not 'assume those words for the time of day, such as afternoon or evening, have the same meaning.' A police spokesperson explains: 'Terms such as afternoon and evening are somewhat subjective in meaning and can vary according to a person's culture or nationality. In many cultures the term evening is linked to time of day when people have their main meal of the day.'

And there's a lot more where that came from. Including avoiding using the words "black", "boy", "man", "my dear" and "homosexual" to name a few.

Gah! It's just mindboggling isn't it? And to think Australia just aired blackface on national television the other week.

PS - I know this article is several weeks old, but I only just thought of posting about it now.

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