political correctness

Outrage over Melbourne school opting for halal sausages in welcome-back barbecue


March 6th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 6(ANI): The row over a welcome-back barbecue for students at a primary school in Melbourne has turned into a debate over the Islamic halal method of preparing meat.The debate erupted ... Read more...

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Casanova: The man who seduced 122 women (Feature)


February 21st, 2010 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
By Siegfried Mortkowitz Paris, Feb 21 (DPA) History has been unkind to Giacamo Casanova, reducing his contribution to Western culture to the use of his name as a synonym for womaniser and philanderer. ... Read more...

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Brits falling out of love with matrimony


February 12th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): A survey has revealed that fewer British couples are tying the knot in more than a century.Figures from the Office for National Statistics show a total of 232,990 ... Read more...

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Dennis the Menace to be given ‘less violent-makeover’


February 10th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): The popular cartoon character Dennis the Menace will no longer be seen wielding his traditional catapult as the creators have admitted it is being redrawn to appear less ... Read more...

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School kids in UK town speak 150 languages


February 8th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 8 (ANI): Schoolchildren in a town in England can speak as many as 150 different languages and dialects, according to a survey.Pupils in Reading, Berkshire, made use of the Ghanaian ... Read more...

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Walk down lovers’ lane with a book this V-Day (IANS Books)


February 8th, 2010 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Everyone loves a good love story. With Valentine's Day less than a week away, the world of fine print is once again waking up to good old romance! "So what can ... Read more...

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Internet plea to save busted Oz banker caught looking at Kerr’s hot pics


February 4th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 4 (ANI): A website has launched a campaign to help save the job of the Australian banker who was caught live on TV while looking at near-naked pictures of supermodel ... Read more...

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Hotel refuses customer toothpick on ‘health, safety’ grounds!


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 22 (ANI): A man in Britain was declined a toothpick at a hotel on health and safety grounds.A former deputy headteacher, John Freeman, enjoyed a 70-pound meal at Macdonald Portal ... Read more...

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93pct of Brits to skip the church on Christmas


December 25th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that almost 93 per cent of Britons would be skipping the church on Christmas Day.They would either be spending Christmas eating turkey, drinking ... Read more...

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BBC chief says creative risk taking is alive at the corporation


November 10th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10(ANI): The BBC's "creative risk taking" is alive at the corporation despite recent flak from the BBC Trust directed at one of its comedians, the BBC's Director-General said.The BBC's Director-General ... Read more...

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US military ignored warning signs from Fort Hood shooter: Former classmate


November 10th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Houston (Texas, US), Nov 10(ANI): The US military ignored warning signs that could have prevented Major Nidal Malik Hasan from gunning down 13 people and injuring 29 others in the Fort Hood ... Read more...

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Brit host Bruce Forsyth clarifies stand on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ race row


October 9th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 9 (ANI): Veteran British showman Bruce Forsyth has said that the 'Strictly Come Dancing' star Anton Du Beke's use of the offensive term 'Paki' for his show partner Laila Rouass ... Read more...

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Now, gay, lesbian and transgender guards for UK Queen


September 22nd, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.22 (ANI): Scotland Yard has advertised for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender police to guard the Queen.According to the Daily Express, the Metropolitan Police wants officers from "special groups" to ­volunteer ... Read more...

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Palin has not lost the ability to `screw political correctness’


June 6th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Alaska Governor and former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, it seems, hasn't lost her ability to deliver a raw, base-riling stemwinder.Her introduction of Michael Reagan in Anchorage, ... Read more...

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Blaze of Glory: Texas Western’s 1966 trailblazing victory


May 14th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by GD
When asked to comment on Don Haskin's role in the historic 1966 Texas Western 'Miners' victory over the University of Kentucky Wild Cats, former Miner Steve Yeller, and current analyst for UTEP ... Read more...

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For political comedians, Obama is not a ’subject’


May 7th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Few would have noticed the Great Presidential Comedy Drought but American political satirists have quietened down after George W. Bush passed the baton to Barack Obama, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Claire Taylor becomes first woman Wisden Cricketer of the Year


April 3rd, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) England's Claire Taylor has become the first woman to be named among the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year, ending 120 years of male domination in the cricketers' ... Read more...

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Russian advert featuring Obama sparks racism row


March 24th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.24 (ANI): A Russian company has been heavily criticised for creating a racist ice-cream advert featuring Barack Obama. According to Sky News, the advert for a chocolate and vanilla bar ... Read more...

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European Parliament bans use of ”Miss” and ”Mrs”


March 16th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): The European Parliament has prohibited the use of the terms ''Miss'' and ''Mrs'' in case they upset female MEPs.According to a new ''Gender-Neutral Language'' guidance, the politicians ... Read more...

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Eastwood thinks political correctness has made society humourless


February 27th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 27 (ANI): Acting legend Clint Eastwood , 79, apparently believes that political correctness has rendered modern society humourless, for he accuses younger generations of spending too much time trying ... Read more...

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Anthony Hopkins wants to make American Idol movie


February 24th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Sir Anthony Hopkins has confessed his love for American Idol, insisting that he wants to turn the reality show into a movie and star as the show''s ... Read more...

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Margaret Thatcher distressed over BBC’s treatment of daughter Carol


February 6th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.6 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher has expressed her distress over the BBC''s decision to sack her journalist daughter Carol after likening a black tennis player to ... Read more...

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Brit Tory slammed for hanging Page 3 calendar in office


January 29th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): The Nottinghamshire County Council has slammed a politician for hanging a charity Page 3 calendar in his office.The council dubbed Tory David Taylors behaviour inappropriate, and ignored ... Read more...

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Kids board game removed from ebay due to swastika sign on box


January 16th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16 (ANI): A kids board game up for grabs at auction site ebay has been removed following a stir over a swastika on the box.Web bosses sent an email ... Read more...

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British school bans the word school


January 3rd, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): The head teacher of a new school in Sheffield, South Yorks, has banned the usage of the word school, as it could have a negative impact on ... Read more...

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Queen’s mother was a ‘ghastly old bigot’: British journalist


November 9th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
!-- No Image --London, Nov 9 (IANS) A well-known British journalist has admitted in a book extracted Sunday that he thought the late mother of Britain's reigning monarch was a “ghastly old ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Phrase “Singing from the same hymn sheet” could upset atheists!


November 9th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
!-- NO IMAGE --London, Nov 9 (ANI): Staff at a Brit town hall have been banned from using the phrase "Singing from the same hymn sheet" as it could upset atheists. Employees ... Read more...

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Law unto themselves Islamic gangs create no-go areas for British jail officers


November 6th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): Muslim gangs inside Whitemoor Jail have created no-go areas for British jail officers and are policing the areas themselves.The Daily Star quoted guards as claiming that the ... Read more...

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Schizophrenics stab a person a week to death


October 12th, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 12 (ANI): Schizophrenics slay at least one person every week due to mental healthcare failures, reveal shocking new figures.According to the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by ... Read more...

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Brit college renames Christmas and Easter for fear of offending minorities!


September 16th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 16 (ANI): Bosses at Yorkshire Coast College have scrubbed Christmas and Easter from their calendar in a bid to avoid offending students from other religions.The college''s new calendar shows ... Read more...

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Dennis menace was toned down to avoid accusations of gay-bashing Walter


September 15th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 15 (ANI): The former editor of the British childrens comic The Beano has revealed that he took some of the menace out of Dennis in the late 1980s for ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Andrew Lloyd-Webber feels fear of miffing minorities is marring creativity in arts


September 9th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 9 (ANI): British musical theatre composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber feels that creativity in arts is bearing the brunt of political correctness. He even says that the fear of offending minorities ... Read more...

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Brit kids missing out on traditional beach holidays


August 14th, 2008 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): A large number of Brit kids have never had a taste of the traditional British beach holiday, says a new survey.The majority have never seen a ... Read more...

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Bosses banned from swearing at workplace


August 9th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 9 (ANI): Bosses Down Under have been asked not to swear at their workers, according to the workplace watchdog.The Ombudsman has put employers on notice, warning that swearing at ... Read more...

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How Brit political correctness went horribly wrong during brainstorming!


June 20th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): A local council in Britain has barred the use of the term brainstorming and replaced it with Thought Showers- after fearing that the phrase may offend epileptics ... Read more...

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