Oh how ridiculous!?

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  1. superhorns

    superhorns Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like a lot of dribbling going on in France, and not the Sarr type.!! :emoticon-0102-bigsm
     
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  2. Scullion

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    I think unisex toilets would be a good idea but I am not sure everyone in the UK is ready for them yet. I have been in many French unisex toilets quite comfortably.
     
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  3. andytoprankin

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    I remember a young lady I knew once, whose flatulations were akin to a long blast from the Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band, who said she would be too embarrassed to emerge from a cubicle in a unisex toilet if her ‘wind section’ had performed to its fullest capacity.
     
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    IS THIS REALLY WORTHY OF BBC FRONT PAGE NEWS??????
     
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  5. Scullion

    Scullion Well-Known Member

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    Listening to R5L the other day Nicky Campbell introduced a guest as a fellow "Jock" and then said it's ok for me to say that as I am a "Jock" too, but it's not ok for non "Jocks" to say that to a "Jock".
    So why is it ok for "Jocks" to call English folk "Sassanachs"?
    Personally neither term bothers me unless it is said in a derogatory way.
     
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    Didn't you realise in this moronic PC age in our own country only the English can be racist
     
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    Sorry but the word Sassanach refers to all Lowlanders not just to the English.
     
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  8. colognehornet

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    This is the same in most countries Duggie. In Germany only 'Germans' can be racist and the same is true in most other countries. The whole thing about PC is that it is there to protect minority groups. The problem is that the taboo on the use of derogatory terms is not uniform across the board.
     
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    ^^^^^
     
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  10. andytoprankin

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    That is funny. <applause>
     
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    I originally thought that but on checking a few websites for a definition this concept did not come up.
    If Sassanachs are lowlanders then Jocks are slagging themselves off too :cheesy:
     
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  12. colognehornet

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    The word comes from the Gaelic word for 'Saxon', or rather non Gaelic speaking people. My mother came from the highlands and would quite happily use this word about Glaswegians.
     
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    I’ve known Welshmen refer to English people similarly.
     
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    Saw a report today that the Bank of England could face a legal challenge from vegans over the use of animal fats in bank notes!
    This is because some judge said that a sincere belief in ethical veganism should be given the same legal protection under the Equality Act.
    The use of animal fats in bank notes constitutes indirect discrimination against their devote beliefs.
    The bank quite rightly refused to comment.
    I have nothing against vegans, live and let live, but we should not be dictated to by yet another minority.
     
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    I would say that if we are handling animal fats every day without knowing it then we have a right to full information on this - particularly vegans, or possibly Moslems or Jews if we are talking about pig fat. Nobody should be forced to handle something on a daily basis which is repulsive to them.
     
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    How far do you go....five pound note (assume with no trace of animal fat, or animal products in its Make-up) is used to pay for some meat at a butchers. it gets cross contaminated with some pig fat, it is then given to a Vegan as part of change...how do you control that and provide full information to them of its 'lifecycle'??
    I abhor drugs and so do a majority of people I am sure, yet I am sure that I am exposed to trace elements on money everyday, should I take issue with this and be repulsed?
     
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    …vegans are trying it on. My thought is that so long as the animal fats are by-products from food production, then fine... had we been using fats from sentient animals (our cousin primates, whales and so on) and mainly for that purpose then I would have a problem with it.
    As to the skydaddy club, of whatever denomination, they do not get to dictate to me what I can and cannot handle - let alone put in my mouth.
     
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  18. yorkshirehornet

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    Of course the imagined use of pork fat in weaponry caused a mutiny in India and many died.... such were the ethics.....
     
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  19. colognehornet

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    The point is Fez that vegans are not just against eating any animal products but would feel physically ill at the thought of handling them - this would not be a problem with some products but nobody can really avoid handling money. The second point is one of transparency - we have a right to know what is in the products which we use on a daily basis - alsy the logical question is why ? Is it necessary to use animal products to produce banknotes - and, if so, why ?
     
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    I’m a veggie, and tbh I would rather they didn’t use animal fats. It’s not like we haven’t been fine without using them for centuries in banknotes.
     
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