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The PC police are after you . I'm leaving

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Created by Bananabender A week ago, 9 Jun 2018
cisco
QLD, 10534 posts
13 Jun 2018 11:54PM
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More than that.

It was a belief structure. Nurses are crazy as are sailors, so we should get along fairly well.

Trek
NSW, 699 posts
14 Jun 2018 7:11AM
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This is what we were talking about - directly relevant to our hobby - quote from Courier Mail -

"HOPE you havent used the words housewife, mother or mankind this week. ... Unis under fire for marking down students who use gender language ? Unis reject ... at universities inQueensland - they who have drawn up a list of words ... referring to inanimate objects, for instance referring to a boat as she.''.

Emily demonstrates the remarkable dumbness of this type of political correctness with humour. I didnt know about HW will have a read!

samsturdy
NSW, 1156 posts
14 Jun 2018 9:33AM
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Oooooh you can't use the word Queensland....that's a feminine gender word.

freddie1234
2 posts
14 Jun 2018 8:36AM
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She is a great way of referring to a boat. Ignore the PC police.

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Jode5
QLD, 589 posts
14 Jun 2018 11:50AM
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samsturdy said..
Oooooh you can't use the word Queensland....that's a feminine gender word.


It is now to be referred to as " Royalsland"

GKandCC
NSW, 136 posts
14 Jun 2018 11:53AM
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Jode5 said..

samsturdy said..
Oooooh you can't use the word Queensland....that's a feminine gender word.



It is now to be referred to as " Royalsland"


'No place for old plebs'

MichaelR
NSW, 693 posts
14 Jun 2018 2:43PM
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Jode5 said..

samsturdy said..
Oooooh you can't use the word Queensland....that's a feminine gender word.



It is now to be referred to as " Royalsland"


Nope, because that just infers that the people who live there are more "royal" than those who don't. Thereby insinuating that they're better than the southerners, which they ain't

You could call it just NSW North.... or use a local indigenous word like "Tingalpa" meaning "place of fat" bastards..... Murri? Look it up.....

This PC rubbish has gone just a bit too far. I was once "recommended" to remove my shoes for a security scan in LA. It went like this.

Security "Sir, I recommend you remove your shoes."
Me "Thanks" and I kept walking, only to have him gently push me in the chest to prevent further progress.
Security "Sir, I recommend you remove your shoes."
Me "Yes, Thanks, can I please go through?"
Security "Sir, I recommend you remove your shoes."
Me "OK, do I have to remove my shoes?"
Security "Sir, no you don't, but I can't let you proceed unless you do."
Me "So, I don't have to remove them, but if I don't remove them I can't go through, is that right?"
Security "Yes sir, that is correct."
Me "So, I do actually have to remove them?"
Security "No sir, you don't if you don't want to."
Me "Why don't you just say, 'Please remove your shoes for security purposes?' "
Security "But that is too offensive to some minority groups sir."
Me "So, if they don't remove their shoes, what happens?"
Security "They don't go through"

So for the sake of offending the minority (who that is I don't know) they get to offend the majority.

Talk about picking up a turd by the clean end.....


woko
NSW, 172 posts
15 Jun 2018 7:47PM
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So if a boat is named feminaly ie Currecy Lass is it wrong to call her her ? I know better than to call her she because that's the cats mother, and we all know a boat can't mother a cat, tho on reflection if the boat in question was a cat it sort of might be possible, picture a seawind with a litter of hobbies ??? Weird hey, but no more strange than being gender neutral because without gender Mrs. Seawind wouldn't be able to have all those little hobbie kittens and the world would be a much less fun place

FelixdeCat
NSW, 155 posts
Thursday , 21 Jun 2018 5:05PM
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I always use the disabled loo so as not to cause offence.



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