political correctness gone made

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 20:53
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I know this has nothing to do with camping/4x4 but was just wondering how far things are going to go with this political correctness rubbish.
now not only are we not allowed to say baa baa black sheep- it's now baa baa rainbow sheep, then i turn on the tv tonight to be told it's now the cute little penguins instead of the fairy penguins so as not to up set the gay community. which brings up the bigger questions what about places such as Port Fairy what is that going to be called and as the reporter said what about the state of 'Queens'land. the list goes on and on.
i don't know how we all/ mostly ended up as sain as we did with growing up with out this rubbish, i still remember the golliwog (and still have it).
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Reply By: gonebush SA - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:01

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:01
oh i forgot about poor old snow hite and the 7 average sized people.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:04

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:04
No one said ya couldn't call them wooly woofter penguins did they -

:))))

Grrr!!!
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Reply By: Member - John R (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:25

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:25
"Queens"land. Only a problem if you're forced to live there :-)) Best leave that one alone :-o

Some interesting places that may need a name change...
Gaythorne= ? Poofthorne?
Gayndah=?
Coongoolah=?
Coondoo=?
Bumbunga=?
Bumberry=?
Blacktown = Non-reflectiveTown?
Coonamble= ?
Cocklebiddy=?
Cockburn=?(!)
Titatee Ck=?
Titybong=?
Dicky Beach=?
Dickson=?
Dicks Hill=? (Lucky Dick)
Wangaratta=?
Wang Wauk=?

Jeez there'll need to be some name changes :-))
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:27

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:27
What would one call "Dick Van Dyke" in a political correct world?
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Follow Up By: Member - John R (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:28

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:28
"Suck Then Lick?"
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:29

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:29
I'll accept that.
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:30

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:30
Dick SUV Dyke?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:30

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:30
bleepSedan Lesbian?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:31

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:31
P e n i s Van Lesbian..
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 22:48

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 22:48
You missed some

Coonabarrabran
Coonanble
Blackbutt
Blacksoil

Let's not forget the Blackboy grass trees.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 22:59

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 22:59
You think you got problems... mate of mine, probably my best and oldest mate - his name ... Richard Cooney..and he has a squillionth of abo in him.. I cant even call him his name without risk of gettin sued!!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 06:54

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 06:54
What do you call a politically correct mail man?

A Person Person
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Follow Up By: Joe King - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 07:11

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 07:11
No, a "V a g i n a l l y challenged courier"
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Follow Up By: Waynepd (NSW) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 17:08

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 17:08
Don't forget good old COON Cheese.
I had heard they tried to change that but it turns out the guy that invented it was named something like Harry Coon and he wanted his name in lights so they were snookered hehehehehehehe.......

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Reply By: Exploder - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:32

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:32
Winging bunch of maggots you can’t do this you can’t do that. That offends this group of people that offends this group of people Just have a concrete milkshake and harden the F**K UP.

I don’t know, some people just take everything a little too seriously and take everything as personnel insulate to them their family or their religion they just need to stand back and chill the F**K out and just remember where they are.
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:05

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:05
Couldn't have put it better myself. Well said.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 11:07

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 11:07
Haha Exploder, such a way with words!
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:36

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:36
Mate, just ignore it all. be nice to people, help others in trouble but pollitical correctness can be discussed by those selfish pieces of crap in their own time. Gays are still poofters to me and I really dont give a damn what these pollitical jerk heads think of the language I use to convey ideas, I know my worth, I have nothing to prove and I dont care what others think of my terminology as long as I am acceptable to me (and hindus). Long term I really hope this kind of language goes no where especially in Australia where we have a history of seeing people for who they really are, and saying what we really think without barriers. I dont know where I am going with this.
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:52

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:52
I am an Australian, I offend all Minorities equally LOL
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Reply By: Jo and Mark - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 22:18

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 22:18
Hey John you came up with a great list of names there.. you can't let that lie down...

I reckon you need to email it to channel 7's today tonight... they'll take it further and do a story on it.. then people will really see how stupid they are into reading rubbish in names that no one even cares about.

I mean if the government always talk about trying to do things right, then your list of names will actually prove how stupid they are being because there is just no end to their 'political correctness' carry on..

Now I myself just take everyone at face value and they are who they are, even if it isn't something I like or agree with, that is there choices and nothing I say is going to change their mind. they live their life I live mine..
The government cares about offending the gays, aboriginals, blah blah.. I don't see them caring about offending us by our choice of vehicle?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:01

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:01
Im still tryin to get over the fact I cant take a birthday cake to my daughters birthday party at a venue that sells itself as a Party for Kids Venue.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:17

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:17
why's that ?

Do they want to supply the cake and charge ?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:20

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:20
Cause they cant get insurance if you bring your own cake!!!!!!

But then next day we get a call - we will supply you a cake adn charge you $15 per kid.. Its a 2yr olds party. they wouldnt eat $15 worth of cake and drink all up.
Told them to stick it in their arse, and go with McDonalds.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:29

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:29
>Cause they cant get insurance if you bring your own cake!!!!!!

Yeah damn, that makes sense doesn't it. Why didn't Ithink of that

>go with McDonalds

Yeah that's what we did, doesn't make any diff to a 2yr old.

Make sure you get the party host with the big bazookas...hahaha
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 09:42

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 09:42
$15.00 a head included cake & drinks etc, did it also include the venue, the theme, the staff & supervision etc etc.?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 23:05

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 23:05
Prior to supplying the cake, it was $6.00 per 2yr old... so its $9.00 for a chunk of cake! Coles next door sell whole bleep in cakes which it would only be for $5.00 for the whole thing!
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 23:09

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 23:09
You should be happy then, as you don't like things that are "supercheap"!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 23:10

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 23:10
Poor people cant afford cheap things...

Why buy a $2.00 pr of plyers when you know they will die in days, and you will have to replace them?

This is a kids birthday.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 07:05

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 07:05
Did Maccas let you supply the cake?
Gotta laugh truck, just been on another thread where your whinging that you dont get full service at supercheap, and here your whinging that you are forced to get it but dont want to pay for it!
Think about it mate, you bring the cake, someone elses kid gets crook, who are their parents going to sue, you or the venue? Dont you know anything about Public Liability insurance? Crappy pain in the arse though it is, why should the venue take the risk something will happen if they dont get something in return?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 23:17

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 23:17
Fisho..

I'm nearly 40, Ive been to 100's of parties, there have been BILLIONS of other parties in my lifetime. How many times do you hear of people getting sick at parties? 1 in a million? is that an unacceptable risk? No, its not.

Do I know about public Liabililty? I used to be on the committee of 8 that ran motorcycle road racing in NSW for years.. I know quite a bit about it.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 00:00

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 00:00
Truckster, you can thank Osama Bin Laden or the fact that we are now the most litigious nation on Earth, for the cost of your cake.
Public liability premiums have gone through the roof, it would probably only take one claim to put your party company out of business.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 00:06

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 00:06
Shaker,
while I see where ya comin from, I think insurance companies can stop wavin the Osama flag to justify trillion dollar premiums.

FFS this world is rooted
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Reply By: Markymark - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:13

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:13
The stupid thing with the 'fairy penguins' is a spokesman from a Gay group said they weren't offended at all, if they were called poofter penguins he said it would be different!

So it seems there's a bunch of do-gooders sitting in their little offices trying to protect everyone and everything when no-one has even complained about it. These d__kheads are just making it up themselves. I just hope we're actually not paying their wages...

My 2 cents, Mark.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 16:23

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 16:23
sadly we prolly are...........................
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 07:09

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 07:09
"So it seems there's a bunch of do-gooders sitting in their little offices trying to protect everyone and everything when no-one has even complained about it. These d__kheads are just making it up themselves. I just hope we're actually not paying their wages... "

Oh we ARE paying..... This is EXACTLY what is happening, these "do-gooders" have to justify their pay packets and jobs etc...... what would they do if they ran outta work?????

Sack the lot of 'em!!!!
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Reply By: Member No 1- Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 07:55

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 07:55
i will still call them Fairy Penguins

its a wolligog
its (a)? baa black sheep
it is Snow White and the seven Dwarf's
etc etc

and always will be to me and My Children

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Follow Up By: Muddy doe (SA) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 12:43

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 12:43
would that be a Golliwog?????????

Geez..... forgotton what they even look like now!

Muddy
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 16:24

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 16:24
I reckon I have one here somewhere
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 18:15

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 18:15
bonz ...you have one what...a golliwog or wolligog...............geezus i cant believe i typed it that way......I knew what I meant...can even recall saying it out loud

hey, muddy you dont have an editing feature .....are you sure you didnt rearrange the letters of what i typed
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 18:16

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 18:16
Des Lexic...I need your help...hahaha
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 21:42

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 21:42
I have the former Nudie, indeed one of those OMGosh moments
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Reply By: ev700 - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 09:03

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 09:03
On 612 ABC radio this am interviewer was a bit keen to discuss the gender effects of Family Tax Benefits. Point being that tax reduction is unfair because it helps the man in the 'relationship' (yet another PC term).

Entirely missed the point that in most families the income is pooled and who gives a stuff whether it is 'his' or 'her' tax that is reduced.

Does there HAVE to be a feminist perspective on everything? Talk about immediate loss of credibility.
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Reply By: rob1 - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 09:52

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 09:52
I think it's all a big con. The word "black" would have to be wiped from our vocabulary, as well as the word "fairy". So what lives at the bottom of the garden now? Someone up in Qld is still ROFLTAO.
Just my thoughts.

Rob
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 13:15

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 13:15
I just hope you blokes are not homophobic as I have some gay mates and believe me they have all the good news as to whom is up whom & who is giving away freebies, hooker wise I mean...Now I ask this burning question: What if indeed they are infering that the term Fairy Penguin is actually distressing the penguins themselves. Strewth some of them may be gay or bi or lord knows what... I think some of you have very closed minds whereas blokes like me & Bills know what side of the bread the butter is on.....
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Reply By: ozdragon - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 14:39

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 14:39
It definately is a sad state of affairs.

My favorite toy as a child was a golliwog. What happened BANNED. That golliwog in my opinion taught me about racial equallity.

And Fat Cat, Humphrey B Bear and Percy Penquin...all told they had to put pants on. Hello they are furry characters with no private parts.

Peter
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Follow Up By: cabbageoz - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 15:11

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 15:11
It doesn't appear that too many people here remember Noddy. He was the most incorrect person of the lot, got all his books taken out of libraries etc and his author, Enid Blyton was banished to the backblocks, ex- communicated and all sorts of other nasties, all this because Noddy called the policeperson Mr Plod, his mate Big Ears etc.
What a blo0dy crock o' bleep all this is, following everything that the septic's do or say and thinking that we're really smart while we are just blo0dy idiots for doing it.
A job in McD's or PisShut is now advertised as 'Customer service representative'
what a load of frog'sh1t.
I think it's about time we took our country, culture and way of speech back and told Mr President and his wankers to eff off forthwith.
Also I think that a person is a chairman, chairwoman or[ god forbid ] chairperson
not a -uckin chair. A chair is something you sit on not talk to!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 17:00

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 17:00
Love thy Neighbour taught me about =uality...

Even bought the DVD's the other day. imagine that coming out today? or kingswood country?
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Follow Up By: Waynepd (NSW) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 17:21

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 17:21
Bloody Nora,
what a great show that was
politically incorrect as hell but it got the message thru that these do-gooders can't.

The message should simply be " earning respect is everyone's right, giving that respect is everyone's duty ",gee how simple was that to say and no government grant or tertiary thesis was required to figure it out....

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Reply By: FZJ 80 - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 19:29

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 19:29
We're living in a lunatic world, take us back to the 70's where you could laugh and joke with the widest selection of politcally incorrect jokes possible,without fear of some bull**it legislation pulling you down! The days that kids played football,reced down the road in wooden billycarts without brakes in stubbies and t-shirts,maybe with the safety of thongs too,rather than playing playstation in the airconditioned lounge!!

We are building a soft society. Traditional careers such as Motor Mech,building,plumber etc are battling to get apprentices as they don't want to actually inconvienience themselves by getting dirty or hot earning a crust.
The whole thing s*its me to tears!!!

Time warp me back to the 70's - i'm keen.

Regards
Greg
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 23:06

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 23:06
>> Time warp me back to the 70's - i'm keen

Drop me off at 1983 while ya on ya way...

Agree with everything you said.

Panel beater? FFS, all they do now is replace the panels, if they cant - they write the car off!
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Reply By: Member - Ray C (QLD) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 21:44

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 21:44
My wife still makes Fairy Cakes just like my Mum (only better, but please don't tell my Mum).
If anyone say's they are "Little" cakes I will sue them!! What is the World coming to?
Maybe it is time to line up all the University PC advocates of this pathetic code against a wall and feed them good old fashioned diatribe such as "YOU SAY THOU SHALT NOT, WE SAY WE WILL DAMN WELL WILL"
Unfortunately it will fall on deaf ears as they will need a brain to interpret what "Diatribe" means. (Yes, I admit many interpretations of this word can be relevant, but hey, when you are dealing with swamp life, some things have to be said)
I doubt that any such person on a forum such as this would would read this anyway but should you fall into this catagory!! Get a LIFE!!!,
And further, leave my Mums's Fairy Cakes alone !!!

Ray C
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 07:56

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 07:56
So... other than the above... I assume you're all, basically, in favour of the proposal?

Mike Harding :)
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