|Paul L||28/10/2020 15:44:39|
34 forum posts
Its the culture of being 'offended on someone else's behalf' most of the time.
|3317 forum posts|
Do I now have to refer to a flat digging implement as opposed to a Spade?
|Mick B1||28/10/2020 16:57:23|
|1767 forum posts|
I always hope that if I ignore it long enough it'll go away.
Giving it the attention it's receiving here only encourages it.
|pgk pgk||28/10/2020 17:19:02|
|1967 forum posts|
You have to keep gardening stuff out of it or you can't riddle or hoe or it goes against the grain to sow oats let alone turning the sod over or bedding anything.. for fork's sake's. I had a nice pear, a couple of plums and picked my melons this year...
|Mike Poole||28/10/2020 17:19:10|
2800 forum posts
There were only two shops in Oxford that sold VIZ when I started buying it, both specialist comic shops. I had quite a big collection of the early ones that disappeared when we moved office at work. A few of us in the office loved it but some really weren’t keen.
|Alan Vos||28/10/2020 18:09:31|
|162 forum posts|
This is not a new thing. Best part of 20 years ago we were told at work to stop referring to computer hard disks as master and slave. Some of my then colleagues in North Carolina would have been descendents of slaves. They didn't believe it would make any difference to race relations.
5555 forum posts
Ball, roller, thrust......
1443 forum posts
Thanks for that... I only knew about the egg & spoon, three legged and wheelbarrow!
|Tony Pratt 1||28/10/2020 19:27:20|
|1264 forum posts|
How right they were!
|Howard Lewis||28/10/2020 20:41:19|
|3757 forum posts|
So how are we going to parallel several AC gensets now?
And heaven help anyone building a Radial aero engine. They will never know which con rod takes precedence.
Probably, this will cause offence to someone, if only because of the colour (OH DEAR! Sorry to mention that ) of the characters in the text!
|409 forum posts|
Gender neutral threads next, I should think. Can't have 'em male and female.
|Howard Lewis||28/10/2020 21:06:56|
|3757 forum posts|
Avoid transgender fixings at all cost! (If I mention failure by stripping that will upset someone, somewhere )
|1669 forum posts|
That sounded like a very long time ago, until I stopped to think about it and then it wasn't very long ago at all...
|Gordon A||28/10/2020 23:07:45|
|147 forum posts|
My brain hurts!! The downward spiral continues.
|Mike Poole||28/10/2020 23:08:34|
2800 forum posts
A car body is fitted with slave bars to process it through the paint shop, the term paint bars was being promoted when I retired 4 years ago. Somehow I don’t connect a steel framework with the despicable trade in human lives. Many words in the English language have multiple uses and anyone who is offended by the proper use of a word should go back to school rather than flaunt their ignorance.
|Bill Pudney||28/10/2020 23:59:19|
|469 forum posts|
A long time ago, probably 25 years, my then boss referred to a shovel as a "..hand operated earth moving implement" So they walk amongst us.
In a similar vein and not wishing to upset anyone, in my experience software engineers are the cause of most problems in the modern "connected" world. But I may be wrong, I have been told that I'm a biased. bigoted old barsteward.
|Nigel Graham 2||09/11/2020 22:01:37|
|792 forum posts|
It is getting beyond a joke, especially since the most vituperative accusations of causing offence seem to be on behalf of third--parties these critics have probably never asked.
However I am a little worried by Steve Neighbour wishing to feed his sheep with his grand-children, for as far as I am aware and other views are available, it is certainly PC for them to be of confused polarity or simply dielectric, but it is considered Non-U if not actually Non-PC to feed others' offspring to animals that are not only farmed, but also vegan....
Please login to post a reply.
Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!
You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.
Click THIS LINK for full contact details.
For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.