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Stop the world, I want to get off

Post by rich_leeds64 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:37 pm

I listened in disbelief this morning how Kleenex Mansize tissues can no longer be called this and will be known as Kleenex large tissues all because the PC brigade have stuck their noses in yet again and decided they weren’t appropriate in this day and age.
This follows on from the recent announcement about Thomas the tank engine not being diverse enough and having to be more gender neutral.
It’s one thing after another, what next, will Mothercare have to be called “Appropriate adult care”.... it’s ridiculous.

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Post by Norm » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:47 pm

Absolutely crackers rich

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Post by whiteswan » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:42 pm

rich_leeds64 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:37 pm
I listened in disbelief this morning how Kleenex Mansize tissues can no longer be called this and will be known as Kleenex large tissues all because the PC brigade have stuck their noses in yet again and decided they weren’t appropriate in this day and age.
This follows on from the recent announcement about Thomas the tank engine not being diverse enough and having to be more gender neutral.
It’s one thing after another, what next, will Mothercare have to be called “Appropriate adult care”.... it’s ridiculous.
Couldn't agree more rich. I just read that myself on bbc news, you beat me to the posting. Absolutely utterly ridiculous. Didn't know about Thomas the tank engine :shock: So called political correctness gone bonkers :x

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Post by faaip » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:58 pm

every now and again you get common sense news...Canada is legalizing cannabis apparently.
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Post by 1964white » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:03 pm

rich_leeds64 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:37 pm
I listened in disbelief this morning how Kleenex Mansize tissues can no longer be called this and will be known as Kleenex large tissues all because the PC brigade have stuck their noses in yet again and decided they weren’t appropriate in this day and age.
This follows on from the recent announcement about Thomas the tank engine not being diverse enough and having to be more gender neutral.
It’s one thing after another, what next, will Mothercare have to be called “Appropriate adult care”.... it’s ridiculous.
Who are the PC brigade Rich ?

I suspect they are a bunch of left-wing do gooders

Time for the our society who believe in tradition to stand up these namby-pamby idiots

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Post by faaip » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:39 pm

Actually judging by the size of women in Farnborough Mansize should be the smaller size. I'm 6 foot 190 lbs and they make me look small
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Re: Stop the world, I want to get off

Post by 1964white » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:02 pm

faaip wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Actually judging by the size of women in Farnborough Mansize should be the smaller size. I'm 6 foot 190 lbs and they make me look small
Not only in Farnborough mate, there everywhere !

That's because they live on pizza's, chips, crisps, biscuits, drinking bottles of pop & beer in pint glasses, sitting on their backsides watching daytime TV & can't be bothered losing weight when they have dropped their sprogs :shock:

I'm staggered when I see shoppers food trolleys out grocery shopping with Jill on a Sunday morning

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Post by rich_leeds64 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:18 pm

1964white wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:02 pm
Not only in Farnborough mate, there everywhere !

That's because they live on pizza's, chips, crisps, biscuits, drinking bottles of pop & beer in pint glasses, sitting on their backsides watching daytime TV & can't be bothered losing weight when they have dropped their sprogs :shock:

I'm staggered when I see shoppers food trolleys out grocery shopping with Jill on a Sunday morning
The PC brigade will be furious when they read this... we’re getting to a stage where anything that offends anyone is incorrect that’s why I wanted the world to stop so I could get off...or am I offending the world by saying that!!

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Post by 1964white » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:33 pm

rich_leeds64 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:18 pm
The PC brigade will be furious when they read this... we’re getting to a stage where anything that offends anyone is incorrect that’s why I wanted the world to stop so I could get off...or am I offending the world by saying that!!
Probably Rich

Standards & tradition have gone out of the window with so many in this sad world

I won't pull any punches when it comes to the pc brigade, I'll say what i feel as we all have a freedom of speech living in a so called democracy, there is no way any of us should bow down to these do-gooders

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Post by HarryofOz » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:57 pm

Oh the irony, people having a hissy fit about the so called PC brigade in relation to an issue that will have absolutely no effect on their lives and anybody else's life.
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Post by becchio bear » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:23 pm

HarryofOz wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Oh the irony, people having a hissy fit about the so called PC brigade in relation to an issue that will have absolutely no effect on their lives and anybody else's life.
What's ironic about it? Once again the minority shout the loudest and get heard! Nothing wrong with mansize tissues. I like them when I have a cold, i'm not the slightest bit offended by the use of the word "man". Utterly ridiculous. :rant: :bear:

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Post by HarryofOz » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:25 pm

becchio bear wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:23 pm
What's ironic about it? Once again the minority shout the loudest and get heard! Nothing wrong with mansize tissues. I like them when I have a cold, i'm not the slightest bit offended by the use of the word "man". Utterly ridiculous. :rant: :bear:
The irony is people complaining about others being offended about the use of the term mansize getting so angry about using a different term.
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Post by becchio bear » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:27 pm

HarryofOz wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:25 pm
The irony is people complaining about others being offended about the use of the term mansize getting so angry about using a different term.
I don't see irony. It is obviously the use of the word "man" that "offends" the PC brigade. This madness has to stop. :bear:

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Post by rab_rant » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:35 pm

This week on the Ukulele Underground the theme is Politically incorrect
A sort of reaction against the social justice warriors. Here are a couple I like.

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Post by Norm » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:03 pm

faaip » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:58 am

every now and again you get common sense news...Canada is legalizing cannabis apparently
Also even in Missouri for medicinal purposes only - vote November 6th

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Post by Norm » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:16 pm

HarryofOz wrote:

The irony is people complaining about others being offended about the use of the term mansize getting so angry about using a different term.
With respect Harry, the issue in this case is people complaining about phrases which have been used for decades and possibly centuries - all of a sudden they're offensive!?!?!? Give me a break. It's twits with eff all else to do except foment ridiculous antagonism and stir up trouble that, outside of their self-important bubbles, doesn't exist because real people don't think in the same harebrained way.

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Re: Stop the world, I want to get off

Post by HarryofOz » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:00 am

Norm wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:16 pm
With respect Harry, the issue in this case is people complaining about phrases which have been used for decades and possibly centuries - all of a sudden they're offensive!?!?!? Give me a break. It's twits with eff all else to do except foment ridiculous antagonism and stir up trouble that, outside of their self-important bubbles, doesn't exist because real people don't think in the same harebrained way.
Sorry Norm but what is at issue in this case is people getting angry and offended while bitching about how easily others get offended and telling them to stop doing so. It'd be different if people just laughed at the ridiculousness of the terminology in this case, but that is not what happened.
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Post by Azkalwhite » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:40 pm

Man-size

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Post by whiteswan » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:59 pm

Simples! Why change something that has been around for years, because someone somewhere, feels it may offend someone somewhere?

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