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Sick of having to be Politically Correct over nearly everything

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SickofThisCountry Thu 04-Apr-13 01:47:44

Dont want to cause some big debate but is anyone else on here getting sick to the back teeth of having to watch their p's and q's through fear of offending every tom, dick and harry.

SirBoobAlot Thu 04-Apr-13 01:50:04

Leave, then.

It's really not hard to stick to a few rules of consideration.

LuisGarcia Thu 04-Apr-13 01:51:36


5eggstremelychocaletymadeggs Thu 04-Apr-13 01:53:52


....wondering if this is a name change...

SirBoobAlot Thu 04-Apr-13 01:55:24

I had the same thought.

LadyKinbote Thu 04-Apr-13 01:57:03

Depends what you mean - if you feel "political correctness" is preventing you from having an interesting debate on an important issue YANBU. If, however, you mean you would prefer to use words you are aware upset people rather than making the very easy decision to swap them for words that don't, YABU.

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 04-Apr-13 01:57:25

Don't opinions like this normally state that they're sick of trying not ot offend every tariq, pieter and mohammed?


recall Thu 04-Apr-13 01:57:34


RunningAgain Thu 04-Apr-13 02:02:09

What you call pc gone mad, reasonable people call politeness and consideration of other people's feelings. And if it is you on the other thread, I've reported you, op.

SickofThisCountry Thu 04-Apr-13 02:02:46

correct amongst other issues in today's society chaostrulyreigns

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 04-Apr-13 02:04:17


I really hope you don't think I am agreeing with you.

SolidGoldBrass Thu 04-Apr-13 02:05:04

Oh OP. Are you having a tummyache over the fact that you can't be cheerfully obnoxious to and about people you think of as lesser human beings as you could do 30 years ago? Or do you want sympathy for the fact that your vocabulary and understanding are so limited that you can't discuss important issues without displaying your ignorance and getting called on it?

SickofThisCountry Thu 04-Apr-13 02:05:20

I think some folk on here are confusing another thread. Please advise

SickofThisCountry Thu 04-Apr-13 02:08:20

I do not know where this has come from to be honest.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 04-Apr-13 02:13:47

No I am not sick of feeling unable to express obnoxious bigoted opinions which I don't hold anyway.


MsFanackerPants Thu 04-Apr-13 02:14:15

"Political correctness" is about recognising a broader range of experiences/lives as being a valid and as important as the "norm". It's about removing hurtful language. I don't see that it is hard to do or to want to do. Unless you think some groups of people are inherently less worthy of having their feelings acknowledged and not being made to feel they are lesser people because of age, ability, ethnicity,gender, social and financial status.

Tortoiseontheeggshell Thu 04-Apr-13 02:15:57

Gosh, having to mind one's manners so as not to offend people. How awful. No wonder you're sick of your country. Goodness, I can't imagine.

Perhaps my four year old could help you? She's pretty good with the concept of being polite in mixed company.

ScumbagCollegeDropout Thu 04-Apr-13 02:17:19

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MissyMooandherBeaverofSteel Thu 04-Apr-13 02:21:43

I don't find it difficult not to offend anyone and don't particularly have to watch what I say, then again I don't hold any racist, sexist, homophobic or disablist views , maybe thats the key here.

LittleRedDinosaur Thu 04-Apr-13 02:42:33

You're going to have to give us an example of how it's "gone mad" or you'll just end up sounding like a bigot

PigletJohn Thu 04-Apr-13 03:03:50

Would you be happier if people more often shouted "Oi, Porky" at you, or called you a "slaphead?" Do you think people should feel more relaxed at calling you "retarded?" Where do you come from?

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Thu 04-Apr-13 03:12:18

I am with the "No"s.

GlitteryShitandDanglyBaubles Thu 04-Apr-13 03:13:29

Are you forrin, OP? And if so are you over 'ere in our cuntry taking our jobs or sponging off benefits? I think we should be told.

And FWIW I have never had to watch my p's and q's for fear of being called racist or sexist or homophobic... mainly because I'm not. I find this helps. Hth.

glastocat Thu 04-Apr-13 03:57:21

Is this a thread about a thread? Have you name changed?

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Thu 04-Apr-13 04:30:31

I don't have to watch my Ps and Qs - it come naturally with little effort, what with not being an arsehole for the most part.

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