Politically Correct Speak

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bootneck, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Bootneck
    Offline

    Bootneck Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,576
    Thanks Received:
    2,972
    Trophy Points:
    2,050
    Location:
    England
    Ratings:
    +4,172
    It seems that political correctness is encroaching more and more on what we can and can't say:


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhX7qEgjbgk]YouTube - Victoria Wood (eec ruling)[/ame]​
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 3
  2. Bootneck
    Offline

    Bootneck Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,576
    Thanks Received:
    2,972
    Trophy Points:
    2,050
    Location:
    England
    Ratings:
    +4,172
    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?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  3. RodISHI
    Offline

    RodISHI Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    10,392
    Thanks Received:
    1,858
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +5,047
    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 :(
     
  4. Xenophon
    Offline

    Xenophon Gone and forgotten

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Messages:
    16,705
    Thanks Received:
    3,750
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    In your head
    Ratings:
    +3,751
    In some parts of the US, yes.
     
  5. Big Black Dog
    Offline

    Big Black Dog Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    22,917
    Thanks Received:
    5,110
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Ratings:
    +5,720
    I think my signature line says all that needs to be said about political correctness...
     
  6. Mr.Fitnah
    Offline

    Mr.Fitnah Dreamcrusher

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    14,480
    Thanks Received:
    2,673
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Paradise.
    Ratings:
    +2,673
    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
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  7. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
  8. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    Politically correct os often neither political nor correct.
     
  9. rightwinger
    Offline

    rightwinger Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    120,375
    Thanks Received:
    19,846
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    NJ & MD
    Ratings:
    +45,413
    It still doesn't answer the question of what you do with a drunken sailor?
     
  10. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    Nothing, from my point of view.
     

Share This Page