PC Brigade At It Again

Sunday Morning Rant

I was reading today that judges and magistrates here in the UK have been told not to use the word ‘gypsy’ for fear of causing offence even though the call has been condemned by a leading gypsy group, the judges were told the word ‘gypsy’ is disparaging and should be replaced by….wait for it….
member of a travelling community‘ 😯

Who the hell employs these idiots? are they paid to sit there all day and come up with ridiculous aliases and to try to convince us that it’s right and it makes sense?

So lets get this straight judges and magistrates are told not to use the word gypsy for fear of causing an offence even though leading gypsy groups insist they are proud to be gypsies and don’t mind being called gypsies?, it’s total madness.

It says the manual has also been updated to include that ‘wheelchair bound’ must now be known as wheelchair-user 😯

The thing is this time next year they/we will be told that we must not use ‘member of a travelling community‘ or ‘wheelchair-user‘ because it will cause offence and they will come up with something else to replace that, well i suppose they have to be seen to be useful or they will be out of a job.

Whatever happened to common sense.

Having said that some of it can be unintentionally hilarious because its so ridiculous but it is just as infuriating.

If you want to rant about similar political correctness situations you have heard about feel free to vent your anger lol

There is a post with some hilarious PC examples over at With a Smile you can also see it over at Comedy Plus


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  1. The PC brigade never fail to amaze me…the scary thing is these fools are getting paid to come out with crap like this! Common sense isn’t allowed to exist any more…
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    • stevebethere
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      @ William
      Yes your right the local councils are the worst it’s laughable and it always amazes me how they get all this passed anyone, like you said William no common sense, perhaps someone should explain to them what that means. 😯

  2. Kids island@Nurseries Dubai says:

    to let people know they exist….there can`t be better way than this

  3. Rob says:

    Stevie Nicks would have to change the name of half of her songs/lyrics…
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  4. stevebethere
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    @ Rob
    Hahaha! very good 🙂

  5. Emm
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    Heh. Didn’t Prince Charles once have a real go at political correctedness? He’s been mighty quiet about it lately. Perhaps he has come to believe that it is not so bad in light of some of the things Prince Philip comes out with.
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  6. Art of RetroCollage
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    Lol! A good laugh is a nice way to start the day.
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