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    O/T Political Correctness

    Discussed at length on here and I've often mentioned how the organisation I work for here in the US lean heavily towards a PC culture. I was therefore shocked to see the following headline on our employee web site today:-

    Room change for SS mtg. Aug. 6

    Blimey! Hope the Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer doesn't get wind of it

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    Only following orders.

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    We need to be fully inclusive CAM, LGBTQVG++SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm_gm View Post
    We need to be fully inclusive CAM, LGBTQVG++SS
    It looks like the dyslexia alphabet gm

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm_gm View Post
    We need to be fully inclusive CAM, LGBTQVG++SS
    ACDEFHIJKMNOPRTUWXY and Z are furious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm_gm View Post
    We need to be fully inclusive CAM, LGBTQVG++SS
    I'll make that suggestion gm_gm.

    I recently learned a new word after seeing this message:

    Last winter the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Equity & Inclusion announced the creation of three employee resource networks (ERNs). The new ERNs are now up and running and providing benefits similar to employee resource groups to people with diversabilities, veterans and Native Americans.

    Diversabilities? (even the spell checker doesn't like it). I thought it was a typo until I looked it up. Apparently disability has negative connotations (lacking in ability) so it's being replaced with diversability (abilities that are different).

    Hopefully we don't have to rewrite history. "That diversability kid. Sure plays a mean pinball" doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMiller View Post
    Discussed at length on here and I've often mentioned how the organisation I work for here in the US lean heavily towards a PC culture. I was therefore shocked to see the following headline on our employee web site today:-

    Room change for SS mtg. Aug. 6

    Blimey! Hope the Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer doesn't get wind of it
    That reminded me of the old Prisoner-0f-War Camp joke, CAM.

    (Over the camp PA system - with German accent)

    "Achtung, achtung! Ve are pleased to tell you zat zere vill be a change of clothing today.

    Hut 7 vill change vith Hut 3...Hut 9 vill change vith Hut 2..."


    Totally unrelated to your point and not that funny, I know, but it sparked the memory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTMilller View Post
    That reminded me of the old Prisoner-0f-War Camp joke, CAM.

    (Over the camp PA system - with German accent)

    "Achtung, achtung! Ve are pleased to tell you zat zere vill be a change of clothing today.

    Hut 7 vill change vith Hut 3...Hut 9 vill change vith Hut 2..."


    Totally unrelated to your point and not that funny, I know, but it sparked the memory!
    Not your best work CT but still better than Brin, divisibility in joke mode

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm_gm View Post
    Not your best work CT but still better than Brin, divisibility in joke mode
    You're right Gm. I've read it 4 times and with as many accents an still can't get a rise. Back to the strummer!

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    Absolutely right, chaps. I was really in two minds about posting.

    If in doubt leave it out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTMilller View Post
    Absolutely right, chaps. I was really in two minds about posting.

    If in doubt leave it out...
    From that effort I'm just glad that you are in agreement CT that political correctness is no laughing matter

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTMilller View Post
    Absolutely right, chaps. I was really in two minds about posting.

    If in doubt leave it out...
    Take no notice CT....
    Some people just donít have a sense of humour...😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTMilller View Post
    That reminded me of the old Prisoner-0f-War Camp joke, CAM.

    (Over the camp PA system - with German accent)

    "Achtung, achtung! Ve are pleased to tell you zat zere vill be a change of clothing today.

    Hut 7 vill change vith Hut 3...Hut 9 vill change vith Hut 2..."


    Totally unrelated to your point and not that funny, I know, but it sparked the memory!

    Any mention of a prisoner of war camp always reminds me of how my grandadís brother died in one.


    He got drunk and fell out of his watchtower.

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    It's good to know us old folk's ways are finally being accounted for in the company training:-

    Intergenerational conflict with coworkers or management can cause stress, miscommunication and decreased productivity. It is critical to our mission to engage and collaborate with people from various backgrounds at work. In this workshop we will discuss the general preferences of each generation and the strengths that each generation offers.

    On a side note, I showed up for some Inclusion training this morning and the doors were locked

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    Basically it’s Orwell’s “thought crime”

    With bulletins written in “newspeak”

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    The Schutzstaffel weren't inclusive - unless of course you wore striped pyjamas - then you were included in the daily headcount

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    Basically it’s Orwell’s “thought crime”

    With bulletins written in “newspeak”
    Doubleplusgood

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    Douglas Murray's new book "The Madness of Crowds" is about it, currently being serialised in the Telegraph and the Mail.

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    The Guardian aren’t going to serialise it.

    They use it every day in their editorials

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    The Guardian aren’t going to serialise it.

    They use it every day in their editorials
    Like the one they had to change after saying David Cameron had only suffered "privileged pain" when his son died at 6 years old?

    Three editors passed that.

    That was their actually corporate position.

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