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Old 01-03-2006, 01:38 PM   #1
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The Political Correctness catalogue

'As Britain becomes more and more politically correct and its citizens more and more dumbfounded by it all, it's encouraging to find that we are not alone. Tom Tickell looks back on a year full of pomposity, idiosyncrasy and plain old-fashioned nonsense, here and abroad

• A market trader in Derby was banned from selling candles - unless they carried a notice warning that they can burn.

Snowballs at 65 paces please

• A constable who saved the life of a man who was high on drugs by stopping him jumping from a window was reprimanded. PC Amerjit Singh, who had been summoned to a house in Cambridgeshire to prevent the potential suicide, had used "undue force" in holding the man back from killing himself. The man's father complained.

• Labour's election slogan - Forwards Not Backwards - sounded ironic to most Germans. The words were the East German government's standard election cliché and slogan, just before the Berlin wall came down and Communism collapsed in 1989. Germans still use the term as a bad joke.

• Staff at a Norwich school had to fill in risk assessment forms before they could take children out to play in the snow last winter. Children throwing snowballs could do so only if they were 65ft apart. "Risk assessments can keep children safe in snowy weather," claimed a spokesman for the council....'

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Sounds more like the negative influence of lawyers on society than classic "PCness"
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Originally posted by nbcrusader
Sounds more like the negative influence of lawyers on society than classic "PCness"
That's what I was thinking.
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