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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    What did they change it to? Maybe it's to make it more relevant as those names are not really used these days.
    I know quite a few people with those names, and quite a few more who have one as the shortened version of Richard.
    It was done so as not to 'offend', or rather so adults wouldn't have to have that conversation with kids (I told my step daughter, when she questioned it, that yes they are legitimate names, and no funnier than her name or mine, and she was fine with it).
    What's next? "that time of the month pads", so as not to have children asking what periods are?

    ETA: I do agree with the majority here though, that pc is just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeful37 View Post
    What about examples that aren't as serious- not talking about bigoted views.

    Like the case in Sydney where a Dressed up Santa couldn't say HoHoHo because derogatory to women

    There was also a case in the UK where a recruitment company couldn't use the term reliable and hardworking as it was a offensive to unreliable and lazy people
    Not sure they're true stories.

    Re the Santas, Snopes says false - see http://www.snopes.com/politics/christmas/hohoho.asp

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    No I don't think political correctness has gone mad.
    Political correctness is "to choose words (and sometimes actions) that avoid disparaging, insulting or offending people because they belong to oppressed groups. Oppressed groups are those subject to prejudice, disrespect or discrimination on the basis of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or physical disability."

    I can't understand why anyone would want to be anything other than politically correct.

    It forces us to look at ourselves, our views and our attitudes. Including those that are offensive and discriminatory. Intentionally or unintentionally.

    If political correctness "gone mad" prevents the spreading of hate and prejudice then give me more. A whole lot more!

    And in my experience, those who want to be politically incorrect want to be able to do or say whatever they like regardless of who it hurts.

    For what it's worth, I think baa baa rainbow sheep is a load of cr@p. Especially since there's no historical evidence to suggest the rhyme had anything to do with slavery - which was suggested later. Historians think that the rhyme's origins are to do with black wool being prized above white wool or excessive taxes on wool at the time it was written. So not PC gone mad, just mad!

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    http://theconversation.com/political...ainst-it-46862

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    Also some restaurants in the the uk have changed the name of the desert of spotted **** to Spotted Richard

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    I don't like how they changed the names in Enid Blyton books. I read the originals as a kid and I understood the connotations of D1ck but didn't find it distracting. I was smart enough to understand the different meanings of a word depending on context. And I used to call my brother a d1ckhead all the time too!

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    Thanks for the Rick and Franny answers.

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    There's also a school in the states that changed Easter eggs to spring spheres so people not celebrating Easter wouldn't be offended

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdornedWithCats View Post
    I don't like how they changed the names in Enid Blyton books. I read the originals as a kid and I understood the connotations of D1ck but didn't find it distracting. I was smart enough to understand the different meanings of a word depending on context. And I used to call my brother a d1ckhead all the time too!
    FWIW, I don't think they should have been changed either. I was just explaining why they had, and that it wasn't due to 'political correctness'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeful37 View Post
    There's also a school in the states that changed Easter eggs to spring spheres so people not celebrating Easter wouldn't be offended
    I just had a quick google and the school never confirmed that it happened. A 16 year old who said they were volunteer at the school rang a radio station and claimed it had happened....I inclined to think it never happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    You say you want people to be tolerant of your differing views, but you aren't tolerant of others. I.E Aboriginal people, Muslims and asylum seekers just to name a few.
    So much irony huh. I demand tolerance towards my intolerance

    You say your views won't change OP, and clearly nor will ours. So why do this dance again? Genuine question.

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