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And you get a like for using a gif of a top 5 comic.
I've seen a couple of documentaries on Bill and his life that were interesting. As well as being an awesome comedian he also seemed like a really great guy. He was massive in the UK in the early 1990's.

Here's a link to one of the documentaries that someone has uploaded to YouTube:
 

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A few years ago, I was robbed, and a very large black man was taking my statement, kind of intimidating. He asked me to describe the perps. I just froze up, "uuuuuuuhhhhh..." I wasn't sure what the current wording was. What was currently not offensive? I wasn't sure. The officer said, "It's ok, you can say 'black.'" Ha ha.

A few months ago, I was swimming at the Y, and I met a really nice gentleman. I introduced myself, and he said, "you can call me Chink." I said, "like fuck I can. What's your name?" "Chink," he said. I was not about top go around in public calling an Asian man, Chink. WTF, and he shows me his driver's license, sure as hell it was his name. But, still, when I refer to him, I just say, "that guy over there."
Back in 80s, I was at downtown Manhattan at my friend's store. I was yelling at top of my lung telling my friend to hand over a pack of Dunhill Superior Mild. Then this guy came in with a gun and asked my friend to hand over everything in the cash register. After he grabbed everything in the register he said "would you like to buy this gun?" I still got my pack of Dunhill Superior Mild.
 

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From the OP's reference to the article:

"The decision came after input from current and former members, who said that the previous name 'caused harm and was a barrier to belonging for racialised girls and women'."

I guess we'll have to change the name of the confection soon.

This whole discussion is sad, sad!
 

georged

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"The decision came after input from current and former members, who said that the previous name 'caused harm and was a barrier to belonging for racialised girls and women'."

Girls and women?

If Supreme Court justices don't know what "girls and women" are, what chance do the rest of us have?


On their best day Monty Python could have never dreamed this stuff up. rotf
 
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So, I read in this old thing called a book that cancel culture and words getting you in trouble dates all the way back to this guy called Socrates (maybe even earlier). The writer, who sadly didn't give their pronouns so I don't know what one to use, was someone called Plato and they "supposedly" lived over 2,400 years ago.
 
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I also wonder if my old superpower of stating that a topic is political automatically makes it political still works.
 
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I think it's ridiculous as they were named so from the helpful spirits of folklore.


My Chasing Embers is a tribal moniker gifted to me by my Shawnee great grandmother when I was a child. Older family members would only refer to me that way when they were still living.
Gives your moniker whole new meaning ... :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
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I consider myself to have an active imagination, and some other people have supported this view of myself, but I'll be damned if I can conjure up the negative connotations of the term Brownies. I'll work on it, but I'm coming up empty. Unless there is some Canadian idiom that I don't know.

To me, this does not fall into the category of political correctness unless someone can explain the down side of this term. Brownies are like little mythical elves, and young girls have that aspect without any prejudice attached.

I'm puzzled. My kid sister was a Brownie, and my Mom was a Brownie leader, and, remiss as I may be, I cannot summon up the least objection to the term. My younger sister is wildly successful and several pursuits in life, far more widely traveled than I am, and doing just fine for herself, despite having been labeled in this terrible? disparaging? way?
 

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I consider myself to have an active imagination, and some other people have supported this view of myself, but I'll be damned if I can conjure up the negative connotations of the term Brownies. I'll work on it, but I'm coming up empty. Unless there is some Canadian idiom that I don't know.

To me, this does not fall into the category of political correctness unless someone can explain the down side of this term. Brownies are like little mythical elves, and young girls have that aspect without any prejudice attached.

I'm puzzled. My kid sister was a Brownie, and my Mom was a Brownie leader, and, remiss as I may be, I cannot summon up the least objection to the term. My younger sister is wildly successful and several pursuits in life, far more widely traveled than I am, and doing just fine for herself, despite having been labeled in this terrible? disparaging? way?
It's because "brown people" is now considered a derogatory term for south Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, Middle Easterners, etc) here in Canada, and we have a Prime minister who is so PC he likes to say things like "peoplekind" because saying the word "man" is offensive.

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georged

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... he likes to say things like "peoplekind" because saying the word "man" is offensive.

So.

Human will soon be "Huperson"...

Until someone points out the "s-o-n" on the end of THAT word is masculine...

Meaning the approved term Hu-its or Hu-thems or Hu-theys await us (we'll have to wait and see what's approved)

Which means a while after THAT everyone whose surame ends with those three foul, demeaning letters --- Johnson, Thompson, Wilson, and so on --- will be required to change it.

Along with people whose name begins with "m-a-n", like Mansfield or Manchester.

To one else that has been government approved, of course.

And that's just the XY crowd...

What will happen to upright bipedal potential birth-giver hominids who are named "Amanda" or "Samantha" or "Sonia" I can't begin to guess.

(They'll probably be shredded by wolves on livestream in a public square somewhere... After all, a truly enlightened and loving society must make its priorities crystal clear.)
 
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