Our British cousins have begun to surrender their own identity in a fit of political correctness. The word a local council is now banning is a stunner. Neil Sears of the Daily Mail reports:
The word ‘British' can be as offensive as ‘negro' and ‘half-caste', according to a race relations body.
The publicly-funded organisation's views have been adopted by Caerphilly council in South Wales for a leaflet advising staff on how to deal with the public.
In a section on what words or phrases not to use to avoid causing offence, the leaflet solemnly informs the council's 9,000 workers: ‘The idea of "British" implies a false sense of unity - many Scots, Welsh and Irish resist being called British and the land denoted by the term contains a wide variety of cultures, languages and religions.'
The suggestion the word ‘British' should be avoided appears alongside similar sections which warn that ‘half-caste' implies ‘a person is not whole and so should be avoided' and that ‘negro' has ‘racist overtones and is linked with the slave trade'.
Hat tip: Susan L.