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  •   Maureen Kirby commented on this post about 1 month ago
    Does Political correctness have a place in comedy?
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    • Fully agree with your comments Carol, as you know I am Tracy, Blonde and from Essex and yes in the past have owned white shoes and danced round myFully agree with your comments Carol, as you know I am Tracy, Blonde and from Essex and yes in the past have owned white shoes and danced round my white handbag, do I ever get offended by the 100s of Essex Girl jokes I have heard over the years, no of course not, why because it is a JOKE and no aimed at me personally.
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    • But she was easy
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    • Whilst on this subject one of the most ridiculous things in recent years is that the rhyme bah bah black sheep can no longer be used...... why onWhilst on this subject one of the most ridiculous things in recent years is that the rhyme bah bah black sheep can no longer be used...... why on earth not, the colour black exists as do black sheep, they are a reality, so how on earth can there be anything wrong with that, the world is slowly going mad in my opinion and every one is over sensitive about far too many things these days.  More ...
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    • Tracy Ann totally agree. Likewise the golliwog on the jam jars - it was a stuffed toy! The people who saw otherwise and banned it are the ones with aTracy Ann totally agree. Likewise the golliwog on the jam jars - it was a stuffed toy! The people who saw otherwise and banned it are the ones with a problem  More ...
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    • Tracy Ann Most certainly Tracy Ann.the world is slowly going mad.So very scary.☹️☹️☹️
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    • I think all this silliness could actually be making the younger generation even more racist to be honest.
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    • Tracy Ann Never thought of that, but you could well be right.
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    • People who are offended by humour are often not intelligent enough to understand the humour. Alf Garnett or the TV program Love they Neighbour forPeople who are offended by humour are often not intelligent enough to understand the humour. Alf Garnett or the TV program Love they Neighbour for example would now be considered offensive. In reality it was the racist we were laughing at, not the people they were being racist to. I wonder were we stand If I become offended by someone else being offended by something I said. Believe me, if you are offended by the things I say, I dread to think how you would feel if you knew the things I held back.   More ...
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    • Derek another good point made that I had not thought of, if people are now having to hold back ie holding their thoughts in, is this going to makeDerek another good point made that I had not thought of, if people are now having to hold back ie holding their thoughts in, is this going to make for a generation of angry/depressed people?  More ...
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    • Racism or any other form of offensive statement does not exist in "content", it exists only in "intent". Perhaps social media plays a bigger part inRacism or any other form of offensive statement does not exist in "content", it exists only in "intent". Perhaps social media plays a bigger part in the changes we face than we realise. It is very easy to misinterpret the written word, even when perfect punctuation is used. Those who know us can recognise the intent, when those who do not know us will often misinterpret it. With Social Media we have all broadened our range of acquittances, but perhaps narrowed our range of friends.   More ...
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    • Derek always been the reason I prefer to speak to people rather than text, far too easy to misinterpret the written word.
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    • Derek I agree with your statement about 'content' and 'intent'.
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