Thursday, November 24, 2005

Gotta love the politically correct....

....turns out my shed cleaning is merely suffering "deferred success".

The story behind the use of the term "mate" to address a Member of Parliament (in the last para of the article) is true. Happened a few months ago. Seems that some newbie wanker MP that was WAY to far up himself, complained about a security guard who had inadvertently used the term to him. The guard was sacked and the rest cautioned to demonstrate more respect.

Of course the media had an absolute field day, as did most of the jerk's colleagues at his expense - its the equivalent to trying to tell an American to give up their guns - totally unpatriotic and un-Australian.

The guard was eventually reinstated, and the suitably chastised MP issued a qualification statement to the effect that his complaint had "unintended consequences". Case of deferred success if ever I saw one.


At 9:38 PM, Blogger Kafaleni said...

I remember a big stink years ago when a student got marked down for using the term "manhole" in an essay. She was told that the correct term was "utility access cover" or (my personal favourite)"femwhole", but no other term was acceptable


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