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November 12, 2008

Heh: Council Bans Term "British" as Offensive as "Negroes"

As offensive? More I'd say. I can't think of too many more derogatory terms myself, what with the bad teeth and experimentation with pederasty and so forth.

So I'm happy to see this hateful word "British" banned, and with it, all its connotations of chocolate-mouthed dandymen trying to solicit chubby schoolboys with cigarettes and crisps.

The word ‘British’ can be as offensive as ‘negro’ and ‘half-caste’, according to a race relations body.

The publicly-funded organisation’s views have been adopted by Caerphilly council in South Wales for a leaflet advising staff on how to deal with the public.

In a section on what words or phrases not to use to avoid causing offence, the leaflet solemnly informs the council’s 9,000 workers: ‘The idea of “British” implies a false sense of unity – many Scots, Welsh and Irish resist being called British and the land denoted by the term contains a wide variety of cultures, languages and religions.’

Oh, wait. They're banning it for different reasons. Well, I wouldn't want to be called British either.

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