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Burger King in South Africa is dropping the word "ham" from its menu, after adding bacon at some of its stores, in order to be respectful of Muslim customers.
"It is just to be super-sensitive to perceptions, and to be super clear," he said.
1. It was declared “cultural appropriation” for a white woman to wear hoop earrings.
2. Berkeley students claimed they did not have enough “privilege” to take their exam in class.
3. Evergreen State College told professors to take students’ feelings into account when grading them.
4. Certain kinds of eyebrows were deemed “cultural appropriation.”
5. The size of chairs was declared a “microaggression.”
6. A city councilman was concerned that hosing poop-covered sidewalks might be culturally insensitive.
7. The University of Arizona hired students to tattle on each other.
8. A British student union tried to ban clapping and cheering because it was not inclusive to deaf people.
9. Expecting people to be on time was declared “culturally insensitive.”
10. Authors were hiring “sensitivity readers” to problematic-proof their novels.
Throughout several US councils and organisations, any terms using the word 'man' as a prefix or suffix have been ruled as not being politically correct. 'Manhole' is now referred to as a 'utility' or 'maintenance' hole.
Loveable cartoon rogue Dennis the Menace has been given a politically correct make over. BBC chiefs decided to take away his edge in the remake. Gone are his bombs, catapult, water pistol and pea shooter - and in their place is a simple boyish grin.
A school in Seattle renamed its Easter eggs 'spring spheres' to avoid causing offence to people who did not celebrate Easter.
A UK council has banned the term 'brainstorming' – and replaced it with 'thought showers', as local lawmakers thought the term may offend epileptics.
In 2007, Santa Clauses in Sydney, Australia, were banned from saying 'Ho Ho Ho'. Their employer, the recruitment firm Westaff (that supplies hundreds of Santas across Australia), allegedly told all trainees that 'ho ho ho' could frighten children, and be derogatory to women. Why ? Because 'Ho Ho Ho' is too close to the American (not Australian, mind you) slang for prostitute.
US schools now have a 'holiday tree' every at Christmas, rather than a Christmas tree.
originally posted by: shawmanfromny
The word "ham" is not a reference to pork, but rather for the place where hamburger patties were first introduced, Hamburg, Germany. Hamburgers don't even contain pork, so why the name change?
Hamburg steak is a patty of ground beef. It is similar to the Salisbury steak. Made popular worldwide by migrating Germans, it became a mainstream dish around the start of the 19th century.
The term hamburger steak was replaced by hamburger by 1930...
The word "ham" is not a reference to pork, but rather for the place where hamburger patties were first introduced, Hamburg, Germany. Hamburgers don't even contain pork, so why the name change? Isn't ironic that the founder of Islam has the word "ham" in it too?