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Why not change the name of the sweets to 'Dwarf Gems'?   If dwarf / dwarfism are acceptable terms?

 

Whatever next?  'Snow White & the Seven Porgs (persons of restricted growth)?  I believe PORG is an acceptable term? 

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It seems some women professor has been lobbying supermarkets to get the name change.  I'd expect other supermarkets to follow Marks and Spencer.   I can't see the publicity doing any harm for Marks and Spencer.  It's certainly not a big story like when Robertson's removed their famous logo from their jams.

 

 

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And what about 'Little Women'? Shame on Louisa May Alcott.

OR rather: why on earth are people so antsy about names used historically and not as an opprobrious epithet or insult?

See also: Elvis Costello's withdrawal of lyric!

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It makes me laugh the way people distort these types of stories - *oh look at all the swivel eyed loons getting their knickers all in a twist over midget gems, have they not got anything better to concern themselves about?* etc etc.

 

Sigh.

 

NOBODY WAS THINKING ABOUT MIDGET GEMS UNTIL SOME WOKE IDIOTS DECIDED TO MAKE AN ISSUE OF IT!

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It's all become  somewhat of a blur of constant change, this bizarre need some people have to erase history, deny aspects of culture, and  in some cases even force change on long-established brand names. 

 

I'm still coming to terms with the happy colonial faces having been removed from jam jars.

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Nobody is erasing history in this instance. Consigning Midget Gems to history is adding to it. [Likewise, the toppling of the Colston statue will become part of the historical narrative.]

 

Sensibilities evolve and commercial thinking follows close behind – or in the case of ‘Marathon’/‘Snickers’ it ignores them.

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It's publicans I'm feeling sorry for in a few years time.  They'll have to start calling time around 8:45 pm. 

 

"Time, Agender, Androgyne, Androgynous, Bigender, Cis, Cisgender, Cis Female, Cis Male, Cis Man, Cis Woman, Cisgender Female, Cisgender Male, Cisgender Man, Cisgender Woman, Female to Male, FTM, Gender Fluid, Gender Nonconforming, Gender Questioning, Gender Variant, Genderqueer, Intersex, Male to Female, MTF, Neither, Neutrois, Non-binary, Other, Pangender, Trans, Trans*, Trans Female, Trans* Female, Trans Male, Trans* Male, Trans Man, Trans* Man, Trans Person, Trans* Person, Trans Woman, Trans* Woman, Transfeminine, Transgender, 

Transgender Female, Transgender Male, Transgender Man, Transgender Person, Transgender woman, Transmasculine, Transsexual, 

Transsexual Female, Transsexual Male, Transsexual Man,  Transsexual Person, Transsexual Woman, Two-Spirit. 

 

Don't you have any homes, flats, apartments, abodes, tents yurts, echo-friendly domiciles to go to? 

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11 minutes ago, Baron99 said:

It's publicans I'm feeling sorry for in a few years time.  They'll have to start calling time around 8:45 pm. 

 

"Time, Agender, Androgyne, Androgynous, Bigender, Cis, Cisgender, Cis Female, Cis Male, Cis Man, Cis Woman, Cisgender Female, Cisgender Male, Cisgender Man, Cisgender Woman, Female to Male, FTM, Gender Fluid, Gender Nonconforming, Gender Questioning, Gender Variant, Genderqueer, Intersex, Male to Female, MTF, Neither, Neutrois, Non-binary, Other, Pangender, Trans, Trans*, Trans Female, Trans* Female, Trans Male, Trans* Male, Trans Man, Trans* Man, Trans Person, Trans* Person, Trans Woman, Trans* Woman, Transfeminine, Transgender, 

Transgender Female, Transgender Male, Transgender Man, Transgender Person, Transgender woman, Transmasculine, Transsexual, 

Transsexual Female, Transsexual Male, Transsexual Man,  Transsexual Person, Transsexual Woman, Two-Spirit. 

 

Don't you have any homes, flats, apartments, abodes, tents yurts, echo-friendly domiciles to go to? 

Here is a very simple idea, what about just calling them "customers" or "guests" or "patrons".

 

Believe it or not the majority manage to survive quite reasonably without having to gender every single thing.

 

 

Edited by ECCOnoob

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8 minutes ago, ECCOnoob said:

Here is a very simple idea, what about just calling them "customers" or "guests" or "patrons".

 

Believe it or not the majority manage to survive quite reasonably without having to gender every single thing.

 

 

Time everyone please.

 

Hello everyone.

 

Goodbye everyone.

 

Welcome everyone.

 

Not difficult really. And, as a bonus, not a mention of anyone's height.

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'It's hard to walk tall when you're small'  by Morissey - could that be removed from a playlist,  should it?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, cressida said:

'It's hard to walk tall when you're small'  by Morissey - could that be removed from a playlist,  should it?

 

 

Morrissey. It should have never made it onto a playlist😝

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10 hours ago, West 77 said:

It's certainly not a big story 

 

 

Hope youre not being dwarfist

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