Gay Gordons

S.M. Gent

Message 14840 · 3 Dec 1998 20:49:57 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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> I read in the newspaper that in UK we are no longer to be allowed to
> call 'The Gay Gordons' by that name - it is politically
> incorrect.Surely this is taking things too far?
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> It depends on who you listen to whether or not your are still allowed
> to call it 'The Gay Gordons'. But then you are not allowed to recite
> the proper version of "Baa Baa Black sheep" or own golliwogs, or have
> a fat controller in Thomas the Tank Engine. In some parts of the
> country you can't even have green grass! (I wish I was joking, but I'm
> not). It's similar to not being able to have Christmas, despite the
> fact that other groups can celebrate Ramadan, Passover etc.
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> I'm sure there must be a lot of dances whose names now have other
> connotations than their original meaning, and personaly I think it
> would be a great shame if we had to change historical names of dances
> becasue of current political correctness, when in a few years time we
> will have moved on again and there will be other meanings to words we
> use today. I know languages have to evolve to keep alive, but I do
> not think that everything has to change because of it.
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> That's all (as I step off my soapbox)
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