Don’t say midget

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Jan 2022 14 13:38

Don’t say midget

Mark’s and Spencer’s have said they will no longer brand ‘midget gems’ as such as this is a form of hate speech [JawDropped.png]. Now I must admit to never thinking of the term that way but even as a middle aged heterosexual white male I am still open to enlightenment. I shall of course be scrapping my classic MG immediately.
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Jan 2022 14 14:06

Re: Don’t say midget

I can recall many years ago going on an official police vocab course ( yes it is real, not just in Hot Fuzz) to be told I shouldn't be saying 'manhole', but inspection cover instead. Staff instead of manpower etc etc.

I think it's nice that our children wont just absorb the inapropriateness that was normal for us 50 somethings and perhaps they will be better than we are.
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Jan 2022 14 14:33

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WHERE WILL THE MADNESS END [Angry.png] ME AND THE WIFE ARE GOING FOR A WEEKEND IN PERSONCHESTER COMING HOME VIA PERSONFIELD [Angry.png] OMG I AM GOING MAD [JawDropped.png] [JawDropped.png]
LIVING THE DREAM
OR SURVIVING THE NIGHTMARE ( OH NO CANT PUT MARE MIGHT UPSET THE HORSES )
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Jan 2022 14 14:41

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untyull wrote: Fri, 14th Jan 2022, 2:33pm WHERE WILL THE MADNESS END [Angry.png] ME AND THE WIFE ARE GOING FOR A WEEKEND IN PERSONCHESTER COMING HOME VIA PERSONFIELD [Angry.png] OMG I AM GOING MAD [JawDropped.png] [JawDropped.png]
LIVING THE DREAM
OR SURVIVING THE NIGHTMARE ( OH NO CANT PUT MARE MIGHT UPSET THE HORSES )
nor night as you might upset the day
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Jan 2022 14 15:44

Re: Don’t say midget

I am a jelly baby sweet fanatic and have been as long as i can remember, so i hope mothers with babies don't protest and the word babies has to be dropped for fear it might cause offence that all babies are wobbly jellies lol. [Big grin.png]

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Jan 2022 14 16:00

Re: Don’t say midget

ash70 wrote: Fri, 14th Jan 2022, 2:41pm nor night as you might upset the day
Nor Madness as you might upset the Loch Monster! [Big grin.png]
You see, Rock and Roll isn't a career or hobby - it's a life force. It's something very essential. - The Edge.
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Jan 2022 14 16:00

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ash70 wrote: Fri, 14th Jan 2022, 2:41pm nor night as you might upset the day
Nor Madness as you might upset the Loch Monster! [Big grin.png]
You see, Rock and Roll isn't a career or hobby - it's a life force. It's something very essential. - The Edge.
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Jan 2022 14 16:10

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Oh man up, sorry woman up, sorry neutral gender up . . .
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Jan 2022 14 17:05

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Marketing ploy- by doing this, they are promoting their "new" product in a way. Sales will rise for a period of time, them people will forget. Are Marks and Spencer male names??? Marathon became Snickers, Opal Fruits became Starburst and there are plenty more.
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Jan 2022 14 17:07

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EBJ wrote: Fri, 14th Jan 2022, 3:44pm I am a jelly baby sweet fanatic and have been as long as i can remember, so i hope mothers with babies don't protest and the word babies has to be dropped for fear it might cause offence that all babies are wobbly jellies lol. [Big grin.png]
They might ban the black ones, and maybe the yellow ones come to think of it.

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