11 Examples Of Political Correctness Gone Mad

Posted: September 29, 2021 at 7:23 am

Heres 11 examples of political correctness gone mad.

1. The BBC has dropped the use of the terms Before Christ (BC) and Anno Domini (AD) on one of their programmes and decided that the terms Before Common Era / Common Eraare more appropriate

2. The European Parliament introducedproposals tooutlawtitles stating marital status such as Miss and Mrs so as not to causeoffence. It also meant that Madame and Mademoiselle, Frau and Frauleinand Senora and Senorita would bebanned.

3. Throughout several US councils and organisations, any terms using the word man as aprefix or suffix have been ruled as not being politically correct.Manhole is nowreferred to as a utility or maintenance hole.

4. Loveablecartoon rogue Dennis the Menace has been given a politically correct make over. BBC chiefs decided totake away his edge in the remake. Gone are his bombs, catapult, water pistol and peashooter and in their place is a simpleboyish grin.

5. SpottedDick a classicEnglish dessert has been renamed to avoid embarrassment. The traditional pudSpotted Dick has been given the title Spotted Richard, after UK council bossesfearedthe original namemight cause offence.

6. A school in Seattle renamed its Easter eggs springspheres to avoid causing offence to people who did not celebrate Easter.

7. A UK council has banned the term brainstorming and replaced it with thought showers, as local lawmakers thought the term may offend epileptics.

8.A UK recruiter was stunned when herjob advert for reliable and hard-working applicants wasrejected by the job centre as it could be offensive to unreliable and lazy people.

9. Gillingham fans had begun to fondly offer celery to their goalkeeper, Big Fat Jim Stannard. The club, however, decided thatcelery could result in health and safety issues inside the ground. As a result,fans were subjected to celery searches with the ultimate sanction forpossession of celeryallegedly being a life ban.

10. In 2007, Santa Clauses in Sydney, Australia, were banned from sayingHo Ho Ho. Their employer, the recruitment firm Westaff (that supplieshundreds of Santas across Australia), allegedly told all trainees that ho ho ho couldfrighten children, and be derogatory to women. Why ? Because Ho Ho Ho is tooclose to the American (not Australian, mind you) slang for prostitute.

11. Some USschools now have a holiday treeevery at Christmas, rather than a Christmas tree.

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11 Examples Of Political Correctness Gone Mad

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