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