Politically Correct Speak

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    It seems that political correctness is encroaching more and more on what we can and can't say:


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    Here are some examples of how political correctness has gone mad in Britain.

    "Drunken sailors" have been removed from the lyrics of a famous sea shanty in a government-funded books project. These are the lyrics to the original

    What shall we do with a drunken sailor,
    What shall we do with a drunken sailor,
    What shall we do with a drunken sailor,
    Early in the morning!

    Whey, hey, up she rises,
    Whey, hey, up she rises,
    Whey, hey, up she rises,
    Early in the morning!

    Put him in the long-boat, until he's sober,
    Put him in the long-boat, until he's sober,
    Put him in the long-boat, until he's sober,
    Early in the morning!

    Whey, hey, up she rises,
    Whey, hey, up she rises,
    Whey, hey, up she rises,
    Early in the morning!

    What shall we do with a drunken skipper,
    What shall we do with a drunken skipper,
    What shall we do with a drunken skipper,
    Early in the morning!

    Whey, hey, up she rises,
    Whey, hey, up she rises,
    Whey, hey, up she rises,
    Early in the morning!

    Lock him in the cab'n and stop his likker,
    Lock him in the cab'n and stop his likker,
    Lock him in the cab'n and stop his likker,
    Early in the morning!

    Whey, hey, up she rises,
    Whey, hey, up she rises,
    Whey, hey, up she rises,
    Early in the morning!


    This what the PC idiots have changed it to:

    What Shall We Do With the Grumpy Pirate?
    What shall we do with the grumpy pirate?
    What shall we do with the grumpy pirate?
    What shall we do with the grumpy pirate?
    Early in the morning.

    Hooray and up she rises,
    Hooray and up she rises,
    Hooray and up she rises,
    Early in the morning.

    Do a little jig and make him smile,
    Do a little jig and make him smile,
    Do a little jig and make him smile,
    Early in the morning.

    Hooray and up she rises,
    Hooray and up she rises,
    Hooray and up she rises,
    Early in the morning.

    Make him walk the plank till he starts to wobble,
    Make him walk the plank till he starts to wobble,
    Make him walk the plank till he starts to wobble,
    Early in the morning.

    Hooray and up she rises,
    Hooray and up she rises,
    Hooray and up she rises,
    Early in the morning.

    Tickle him till he starts to giggle,
    Tickle him till he starts to giggle,
    Tickle him till he starts to giggle,
    Early in the morning.


    As if that's not bad enough, in 2006 infant schools in Oxfordshire changed the nursery rhyme, 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' to Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep!

    Last year, a story based on the Three Little Pigs fairy tale was turned down by a government agency's awards panel as the subject matter could offend Muslims.
    A digital book, re-telling the classic story, was rejected by judges who warned that "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".

    WTF are things coming too! Is it as bad as this in the US?
     
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    I married a former drunk. He quit drinking so he could keep me around. They ain't all bad.

    The rainbow is very abused...

    :eusa_shhh:This little piggy went to market...This little piggy stayed home...This little piggy had roast beef..This little piggy had none...This little piggy went_________.......

    Is probably history too :(
     
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    In some parts of the US, yes.
     
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    I think my signature line says all that needs to be said about political correctness...
     
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    Do a little jig and make him smile,
    Do a little jig and make him smile,
    Do a little jig and make him smile,
    Early in the morning.

    "unacceptable" racist over tones
     
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    Politically correct os often neither political nor correct.
     
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    It still doesn't answer the question of what you do with a drunken sailor?
     
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