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London underground tube staff aren't allowed to say 'Ladies and Gentleman' anymore

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posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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originally posted by: oldcarpy
It's political correctness gorn mad, guv.


It sure is!!!




But it is though, isn't it? Its the constant fear of offending people that drives this PC nonsense.



Take the prefix's *Miss* *Mrs* *M/S* I have been all three of them, and often

get called the wrong one .... It certainly doesn't offend me, It would be churlish

of me to be offended by something so miniscule. Indeed I am not even offended

when I receive post addressed to a *Mr* after all I know who I am and

thats all that matters, I am comfortable in my skin no matter the 'title' I'm

addressed. I'm always minded by that quote....


“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the

people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”


So get over it!




Its making softies of all of us.


Too right.

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posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 02:27 PM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

Are you saying I'm upset about it?

Anything but. "Hey, you..." generally gets my attention, just as well as "Sir...".



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 02:33 PM
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You may give offence unintentionally, but you cannot take offence unintentionally ... and some people are determined to be offended.



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 02:42 PM
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Ladies and Gentlemen, we have allowed the inmates to take over the asylum....they are running the show now with all this SJW nonsense and calling the shots, while most normal people are just sitting back looking at each other and saying, 'WTF'?!

It is time to stand up and say, "No...just NO!"
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posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 03:03 PM
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originally posted by: queenofswords

It is time to stand up and say, "No...just NO!"


Nah. Just call everyone "Comrades".

The Soviets and Communist nations were way ahead of the Westtern Imperialist Capitalism with it's gender discriminatory sexist propaganda that is just used to make money. Sell women perfume and earings, get men to buy fancy cars to impress the women.

Well, the communists saw throguh all that, long ago, and removed "Mr", "Ms", male and female designations from the vocabulary. Everyone is a comrade.

Your parents are comrades, your kids are comrades, your friends are comrades, and your life partner is just a "comrade."



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

Hmmm, why is this an issue are they not transitioning to become one or the other anyways ?

Or would they rather say them say just "Hey people"



posted on Jul, 17 2017 @ 09:48 PM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

Well, gee, would, "Ladies and gentlemen, and assorted fruit loops..." work better??

No way I could hold that job, with this sort of BS!!



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 01:22 AM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

Pfft. What a load of bollocks.

I'll still refer to people as ladies and gentlemen. And what i see as a girl, 'a girl' and a boy as, 'a boy'.

These people may identify themselves as whatever they want - doesn't mean *I* have to believe there is more than 2 genders.



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 03:40 AM
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Just to take this subject a little further....

Have just seen on 'sky news' that in the future TV advertising is not going to be

allowed to be gender specific as in nappy adverts baby boys not playing with cars

and girls not playing with dolls .... they will no longer be able to show women

doing the washing and washing up and hoovering.... and men will not be shown

using DIY tools etc......


You couldn't make it up



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 03:46 AM
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a reply to: eletheia

I've seen commercials with both women and men using DIY tools, it's never bothered me in the slightest.

As for young children playing with toys... as long as they are happy, what's the problem? And usually they are smiling and laughing.



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 05:33 AM
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a reply to: eletheia

If it were up to me id ban most advertisements , our indulgence in the material world has gone on long enough
its about time we got over our lust for material possessions

but everyone would cry , but what about the economy , well its nothing but the acquisition of junk to feed our ego



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 06:15 AM
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We are becoming a faceless world here in the West, between the Liberals and this gender fluidity we are simply nameless, sexless vessels in the eye's of many.

Not me, I'll still say sir, madam, please and thank you and offer pregnant or old women a seat, open doors for them etc etc because ITS GOOD MANNERS and its always been that way. I've never had a girl or woman give me daggers for doing any of that, never has one hurled abuse at me for opening a door.

Being individuals is what makes us special, we are still part of a group called the Human race but we really need to be individuals for many reasons both political and socially. The last thing we need to do as people is become a nameless genderless mass, do that and you might as well ask to be brainwashed as well.

I'm very happy for gay rights, the change in their treatment has changed from freaks to real people as it should be but look at the basic LGBT, now its LGBT with numerous other letters added on to try and spread a person so thin they become almost a non person, that isn't being individual its trying to avoid being anything.

You don't need to have a specialised super subset name, you are a human, just get on with being one.
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posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

This has made me so mad, Pandering to snowflakes!

what about the majority like me who this offends? don't I get a say?
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posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 07:33 AM
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originally posted by: elementalgrove
a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

How could it be offensive to have a blanket statement, "Ladies and Gentlemen" would include any of the transgender's as well right?

Or is there some kind of new genderless minority that is being oppressed by such an offensive greeting!
After fighting for people to call a TS man a lady, the new thing is there are no genders so we should not call them a lady afterall?



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: ototheb85

I don't think the majority of the population are offended by being called "passengers" while on the London underground.



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

Which avoids the argument of whether ladies and gentlemen is offensive. Hint, it's not.



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 11:44 AM
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originally posted by: 0racle
Ah, who cares... maybe they're right... ladies and gentlemen is a bit old fashioned...


I agree and not every woman is a lady and not every man is a gentleman. How about "Attention passengers - you are being taken for a ride"?
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posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: 0racle
Ah, who cares... maybe they're right... ladies and gentlemen is a bit old fashioned...


I agree and not every woman is a lady and not every man is a gentleman. How about "Attention passengers - you are being taken for a ride"?

Or ladies, gentlemen, and the rest of you scum.



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 11:57 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04

originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: 0racle
Ah, who cares... maybe they're right... ladies and gentlemen is a bit old fashioned...


I agree and not every woman is a lady and not every man is a gentleman. How about "Attention passengers - you are being taken for a ride"?

Or ladies, gentlemen, and the rest of you scum.


Or "People" Get ready for here it comes...the next station?



posted on Jul, 18 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: kaylaluv

Which avoids the argument of whether ladies and gentlemen is offensive. Hint, it's not.


Neither is passengers




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