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Originally posted by Power_Semi
They were talking about calling a manhole cover a personhole cover, etc, but also changing place names, so manchester for example would be considered sexist since it contains the word man.
Originally posted by czacza1
hello, first of all I want to thank you for all the replies.
I noticed that few posters belive the subject not to be important or even BS. I can not agree with that.
and I am not going even to underline the insanity of the our european reps who do involve themself in such a rubbish subjects instead of taking care of the issues important for a normal people.
but I want to declare that this is not a coincidence. we have others strange recomendation coming from parliament of EU - already in some countries the teachers in schools can not use the verbs like "mom" or "dad" but the parent instead, or in Dutch they are going to have the third toilet in schools for the kids with mixed sexual orientation, and so and so and so...
this is some huge change which is ongoing for few years already. and that change is well planned by some forces. and it is evil. the idea is to put evertything upside down and they are already close to it in Europe.
example? the verb "patriot". in Europe you call "patriot" the person when you do not want to call him/her a "xenophobic". we are multicultural, multilangage and multinational societies here. you can not be a patriot any more.
and it is going deeper and deeper. someone will say - we are evolving, building a new international society. but I will ask - is this unification not reminding you something? maybe Orwell 1984?
now, it is missing only the control - and as far as I heard, there are plans top build the supersystem in 2011. it will cover all the info available on you, including - medical issues, crime record, employment record, religion, tax record, bank record, info about your phone numbers, emails. SCARY STUFF. whoever will have a access to that datebase will find out every information about you he needs to blackmail you for example.
we are definetly heading in some more unknown new form of enslavement.
Originally posted by moocowman
reply to post by czacza1
Dear God !
What will happen to the MR MEN books ??
Are we to become nothing but androgynous naked apes,?
This of course has been tried before, in on of the Start Trek movies a female Vulcan type babe Mr Savik ( think that was her name), dear lord I thought at the time that won't catch on. Breasted creature being called MR? lo and behold it didn't catch on and all the planets pretended it didn't happen.
THE EU has declared a crackpot war on busty barmaids — by trying to ban them from wearing low-cut tops. Po-faced penpushers have deemed it a HEALTH HAZARD for bar girls to show too much cleavage. And in a daft directive that will have drinkers choking on their pints, Brussels bureaucrats have ordered a cover-up. They say barmaids run a skin cancer risk if they expose themselves to the sun when they go outside to collect glasses. Last night the move was blasted as an affront. Annie Powell, of real ale group Camra, raged: “It’s just another blatant example of Europe gone mad.”
Sainsbury’s has dropped its plans to sell mis-shapen fruit in a Hallowe’en promotion, with names such as Zombie Brain cauliflower and Witch’s Fingers carrots. Under EU law, selling fruit and veg that doesn’t meet requirements is illegal, Sainsbury’s say they planned to risk it as a company, but stopped when they discovered individual employees could be prosecuted.
They have reacted with incredulity to the booklet, which has been sent out by the Secretary General of the European Parliament.
Scottish Tory MEP Struan Stevenson described the guidelines as 'political correctness gone mad'.
He said: 'This is frankly ludicrous. We've seen the EU institutions try to ban the bagpipes and dictate the shape of bananas, but now they seem determined to tell us which words we are entitled to use in our own language.
'Gender-neutrality is really the last straw. The Thought Police are now on the rampage in the European Parliament.
'We will soon be told that the use of the words "man" or "woman" has been banned in case it causes offence to those who consider 'gender neutrality' an essential part of life.'
West Midlands Conservative MEP Philip Bradbourn is calling on the Secretary General to reveal who authorised the publication of the booklet and how much it has cost.
He described it as 'a waste of taxpayers' money' and 'an erosion of the English language as we know it'.
'I will have no part of it. I will continue to use my own language and expressions, which I have used all my life, and will not be instructed by this institution or anyone else in these matters,' he said.
'I shall also expect the many translators who sit in the European parliament to translate accurately the language I use. I find this publication offensive in the extreme