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Depends on the subject. Medicine, sciences and engineering students probably are and more importantly are probably too busy to get involved in that sort of nonsense. Media studies etc. might be clever, might be mongs and aren't kept occupied so have time to get involved in student politics.
indeed. The necessity of a degree for future employment in a real job tends to focus one‘s mind, whereas a sociology degree won’t get you another star in McD’s, so no need to bust a gut.
 

Students at Manchester University have demanded that the word “black” when used as a negative expression such as the word “blackmail” should be banned because it is “divisive.”

The complaint was prompted by a university study surround issues affecting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff and faculty.


Citing concerns of black people, the report noted that there were “linguistic concerns about Black being associated with negative expressions” such as “blackmail” and “black sheep.”


After the report labeled the use of words which included “black” and “divisive and not inclusive,” the university’s student union demanded that “any other use of the word ‘black’ as an adjective to express negative connotations” should be banned in research papers, lecture slides, and books published by professors.


Students claimed that such words were based on a “colonial history” and should be abolished in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.


*yes I read summit news.. I like PJW before someone chimes in...
While we’re at it, we must ban the letter ‘N’, because, of course, everyone knows it means ‘N*****’. And as for those Asterixes, have you seen how POC are portrayed in the books? It’s a disgrace!
 
Asterisks are on the Naughty List at the Times. You can't say (for instance) 'this column is pure b******s', but 'utter balls from start to finish' gets through the Censor's sieve. I think they're a bit confused on their 'offensiveness' ratings.
 
While we’re at it, we must ban the letter ‘N’, because, of course, everyone knows it means ‘N*****’. And as for those Asterixes, have you seen how POC are portrayed in the books? It’s a disgrace!
That's a shame? Two French blokes, both obviously heavy drug users, members of a sect and addicted to violence, run around the world fighting the authorities.
Not enough the fat French bloke obviously took drugs as a child, is half-naked all the time and molesting wild pigs. I don't even want to think about what happens to the little dog. And POC get upset about how the natives are portrayed?
 

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Aren't students supposed to be "clever"?
"Well, as it is your first day, here's a broom. Go sweep out the store room."

"But I'm University Graduate!"

"Oops, sorry, give me that broom and I'll show you how to do it."
 
While we’re at it, we must ban the letter ‘N’, because, of course, everyone knows it means ‘N*****’. And as for those Asterixes, have you seen how POC are portrayed in the books? It’s a disgrace!
Asterisks are on the Naughty List at the Times. You can't say (for instance) 'this column is pure b******s', but 'utter balls from start to finish' gets through the Censor's sieve. I think they're a bit confused on their 'offensiveness' ratings.

What I do now?
 
While we’re at it, we must ban the letter ‘N’, because, of course, everyone knows it means ‘N*****’. And as for those Asterixes, have you seen how POC are portrayed in the books? It’s a disgrace!
There can be only one Asterix

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That's a shame? Two French blokes, both obviously heavy drug users, members of a sect and addicted to violence, run around the world fighting the authorities.
Not enough the fat French bloke obviously took drugs as a child, is half-naked all the time and molesting wild pigs. I don't even want to think about what happens to the little dog. And POC get upset about how the natives are portrayed?

Not forgetting Getafix the Druid, with his magic potions
 

Students want the word 'black' banned from textbooks and lectures​

Manchester University undergraduates say using the colour as an adjective is stemmed in 'colonial history' and is now outdated


Students at Manchester University have demanded that the word “black” when used as a negative expression such as the word “blackmail” should be banned because it is “divisive.”

The complaint was prompted by a university study surround issues affecting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff and faculty.


Citing concerns of black people, the report noted that there were “linguistic concerns about Black being associated with negative expressions” such as “blackmail” and “black sheep.”


After the report labeled the use of words which included “black” and “divisive and not inclusive,” the university’s student union demanded that “any other use of the word ‘black’ as an adjective to express negative connotations” should be banned in research papers, lecture slides, and books published by professors.


Students claimed that such words were based on a “colonial history” and should be abolished in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.


*yes I read summit news.. I like PJW before someone chimes in...

So, in that case, the leader of the SNP at Westminster will now be referred to as Ian Ford, the Usher at Westminster will be known as Rod (isn't that a bit sexist if the incumbent happens to be female?) and the opaquely non-light-reflecting feathered birds that are busy in the garden at this time of year, scattering leaves all over the shop in search of food will become very nondescript 'birds'.
 
So, in that case, the leader of the SNP at Westminster will now be referred to as Ian Ford, the Usher at Westminster will be known as Rod (isn't that a bit sexist if the incumbent happens to be female?) and the opaquely non-light-reflecting feathered birds that are busy in the garden at this time of year, scattering leaves all over the shop in search of food will become very nondescript 'birds'.
May I at some point refer to the colour of my father's hat?
 
Whether they have or have not is not relevant. The pain however is.
Aaah, piles ... the scourge of the unfortunate! I had a venerable old Warrant Officer once explain to a group of impressionable soon-to-be SNCOs that the only efective remedy involved a rather abrupt technique: trousers/grundies around the ankles, squat low enough that the grapes were able to have the heels, still booted, placed in such a manner as to hold the grapes against the floor ... and in one swift, forceful movement stand up, whereupon the grapes should remain firmly affixed by the heels! Huzzah, I hear you exclaim, the offending attachments are no longer ... attached. Suitable unguents may be medicinally prescribed.
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Asterisks are on the Naughty List at the Times. You can't say (for instance) 'this column is pure b******s', but 'utter balls from start to finish' gets through the Censor's sieve. I think they're a bit confused on their 'offensiveness' ratings.
Does the number of asterisks match a particular word or is it just any number?
 
Does the number of asterisks match a particular word or is it just any number?
I thought I had counted them carefully, but - oh, bollocks - counted them again, retyped and finally got the proper number. It's the eyesight, you know.

Incidentally, you can't write any of the likely nasty, hateful, offensive words using combinations of asterisks, either - it's advisable to copy and paste your responses in Notepad, and experiment with varying levels of hatefulness before you can see your prose in print - 'bul***t' is instant deletion, as is 'b****hit'.

The Guardian is the most hypocritical organ of all in this stupidity; they were the first to allow all sorts of swearywords in their columns, and in the comments beneath, because it was coool to do so in that year, but now you can only do it in support of the House Opinion. 'Penis' is now Grown-Up, but 'Willy' is Hate on Viagra.
 
I saw a fascinating video on YouTube recently, in which a linguist explained those languages which, at some point in their evolution, had no separate word for blue. It turns out that the oldest distinction in any language studied is between black and white (followed by red).
 
I saw a fascinating video on YouTube recently, in which a linguist explained those languages which, at some point in their evolution, had no separate word for blue. It turns out that the oldest distinction in any language studied is between black and white (followed by red).
Bit racist then!
 

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