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Ever wonder who's reading your LJ? ;) May. 15th, 2002 03:57 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1988000/1988776.stm

From: robinbloke
Date: May 15th, 2002 - 08:17 am (Link)
I really can't believe they'd ban a word for such a tenuous relationship, if indeed this isn't just a hoax, there are a lot worse words in circulation; I've used it occasionally and didn't have a clue about where it came from did it make any difference? Not really.
I think this shows some people just over anaylse things.
From: kiaransalyn
Date: May 15th, 2002 - 08:23 am (Link)
I'm surprised they haven't included "Rule of thumb".
From: trishpiglet
Date: May 15th, 2002 - 08:40 am (Link)
Someone at work was talking about this this morning.

We decided that even if the origin is racist, since none of us knew the origin was racist until today, and since its never used with racist connotations at all to our knowledge - we wouldn't worry about it.

And we're Hackney Council - land of ridiculous PC people.

(If I get an email from uber-boss in the next half hour telling me about an office ban I'll let you know though!)
From: ciphergoth
Date: May 15th, 2002 - 09:15 am (Link)
It seems to be true about "cotton-picking" though.
From: zotz
Date: May 15th, 2002 - 04:12 pm (Link)
I added a comment on one of their forms, and they used it. Scarily, this means that all the moronic coments they print probably come from real people. I wish I didn't know that.
From: ciphergoth
Date: May 16th, 2002 - 02:32 am (Link)
About which word?