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megimoo
11-12-2010, 04:29 PM
Gingerbread 'person', the PC pudding: Now even biscuits can't escape the politically correct brigade


In the nursery rhyme, the Gingerbread Man fled from the clutches of an old woman and her husband.
But now he has been cornered by an even more unforgiving foe – political correctness.

Council bureaucrats have stripped gingerbread men of their gender and renamed them gingerbread ‘persons’ on menus for 400 primary schools.Parents in Lancashire were astonished when they discovered the change.

‘It is absolutely ridiculous,’ one mother said. ‘Someone has obviously taken the effort to change this and it is almost offensive.‘I am all for anti-discrimination but this is a pudding. The gingerbread man is a character from a rhyme in a book, for goodness sake.’

Laura Midgley, of the Campaign Against Political Correctness, added: ‘It is totally ridiculous political correctness, nobody wants to talk about gingerbread people. They are what they are.

‘It is not just an innocent mistake. Whoever did it, I hope they will think long and hard about it.
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The wording went out on the new autumn-winter weekly menu provided by the Lancashire School Meals Service.Preston MP Mark Hendrick described the change as ‘daft’.

The outcry has since forced officials into an embarrassing U-turn.They now claim renaming the biscuits was a mistake and that their gender will be reinstated as soon as possible.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1328902/Gingerbread-person-Even-biscuits-escape-politically-correct-brigade.html

Gingersnap
11-12-2010, 04:41 PM
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Articulate_Ape
11-12-2010, 06:56 PM
Man, have the Brit's lost their minds? Pardon the pun, but maybe it's TEAtime over there? Hello? Wow.

hampshirebrit
11-12-2010, 07:03 PM
Man, have the Brit's lost their minds? Pardon the pun, but maybe it's TEAtime over there? Hello? Wow.

Well, easy for you to laugh, but we live in a completely daft country here in the UK right now.

This is the result of 12 years of sustained NuLab socialism. It is not our fault (well, yes partly it is, but only because enough of us voted them in in 1998).

It will take us some time to recover, longer than the 6 months it's been since we got rid. Give us a f**ing chance.

At least we got rid, sort of. Hope you guys find your way to doing the same in November 2012.