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Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:06 am
by Nick
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I was exchanging some scotticisms - East for West - in a school staffroom yesterday when I was told that the term 'black affronted' was racist. Is this PC gone mad?

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:23 am
by Rowana
Have you still got blackboards in School?

Can I go into a sweetie shop and ask for black balls?

What colour is my Daughters car? I call it black


Effin' PC brigade should be strung up ! ! !

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Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:49 pm
by Greenmantle
My daughter tells me that Blackboards are now Chalkboards. Presumably this was
brought about by PC Brigade. It really is getting beyond belief.

Dave

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:24 pm
by Silkie
Just searched several online Scottish dictionaries but failed to come up with anything relevant about the use of black in this way which seems like a bit of an omission on the part of the lexicographers. Another phrase I'm familiar with (from my auntie in Shetland) is black fantin' meaning fainting with hunger. The Shetlanders have a whole raft of wonderful expressions all their own.

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:27 pm
by spuddy
Ther has been ethnic cleansing down here to ditch the blackboards and introduce white boards ( white settlers ?)

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:14 pm
by DaveS
I wouldn't think that "white boards" would get past the PC police!

Apparently the term "manhole" is no longer acceptable either...

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:26 am
by Julian
Nick wrote:.

I was exchanging some scotticisms - East for West - in a school staffroom yesterday when I was told that the term 'black affronted' was racist. Is this PC gone mad?


Please not here too!

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:59 am
by Nick
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Golly Jules! What's rocking your boat now?

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:16 pm
by Windfinder
Nick wrote:.
Golly Jules! What's rocking your boat now?


Golly?

That's five eights of the way to saying Gollywog!

I demand 5/8ths of a hysterical witch hunt cullminating in Nick resigning from 5/8s of the site and appearing in 5/8ths of the Red Top newspapers!

I'm 0.625% shocked!

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:43 pm
by Silkie
I think Julian might be referring to that class of post in TOP which runs along the general lines of "Look at this nonsense - society has gone mad (harrumph/whinge) and it's all the fault of..." Usually from the kind of poster who is unable to comprehend a state of affairs which is neither black nor white.

I blame Esther Rantzen.

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:05 am
by Nick
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I'm black affronted that you have all missed the point . . .

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:19 am
by ljs
DaveS wrote:
Apparently the term "manhole" is no longer acceptable either...


And it doesn't stop there.
Given the precedent of changing St. Petersburg to Leningrad, Manchester is being renamed Personchester

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:59 am
by Windfinder
ljs wrote:And it doesn't stop there.
Given the precedent of changing St. Petersburg to Leningrad, Manchester is being renamed Personchester


And I hear Fan-y-Big is going to be renamed 'Front Bottom'.


Meanwhile I'm watching Dam Busters to see a bloke climb off a Lancaster and shout "NIGGER!!!" at the top of his voice. (Free with the Daily Mail - and no, I didn't buy the Daily Mail.)

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:46 pm
by sahona
Well we're thinking of going to Non-reflectivePool for a dirty weekend.

Re: Maw Broon 'racist'

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:09 pm
by Daveanmucker
We all take the p*ss out off political correctness and sometimes it shows up the prejudice in some people. However its, in my view quite dangerous.

I am not, never have been never will be, racist. I am not never have been, never will be sexist, or xenophobic or homophobic or any other phobic, but the politically correct and the need to show that every program or advert on TV contains a black or a woman or a gay, annoys me.

So what is it doing to the Bigot. It certainly can't be helping to undermine bigotry.