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Post by Guest on Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:11 am

Members of the armed forces are being told to avoid gendered language like "mankind" and "sportsmanship" in favour of neutral terms.

Guidelines are displayed in the toilets of a base which trains members of the Amy, Navy and RAF.

Among the suggestions is to use "ancestors" or "forebears" instead of forefathers.

It also offers "people, folks, friends" as alternatives to "chap".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/27/armed-forces-told-use-gender-neutral-language/

Ridiculous.

It also does not say if anyone is going to be disciplined over this forced use of PC, if they do not conform??

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Post by nicko on Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:02 am

Should consider the American use of the words "Oh Man" witch I hear constantly.
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Post by Guest on Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:04 am

nicko wrote:Should consider the American use of the words  "Oh Man" witch I hear constantly.

What gets me, is the forced nature of this. In a place where we are supposed to be toughening up people, in order to make them ready for combat. Not look to the sensitivities of people. Its a completely dumb excercize.

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Post by smelly-bandit on Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:22 am

nicko wrote:Should consider the American use of the words  "Oh Man" witch I hear constantly.

I guess there won't be many exercise to Oman anymore


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Post by nicko on Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:41 pm

I'v been there, it's full of Arabs !
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Post by Original Quill on Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:18 pm

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nicko wrote:Should consider the American use of the words  "Oh Man" witch I hear constantly.

What gets me, is the forced nature of this.

Um...I think the military is run by command. It's par for the course.

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Post by Guest on Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:20 pm

Original Quill wrote:
Didge wrote:

What gets me, is the forced nature of this.

Um...I think the military is run by command.  It's par for the course.

On words that are not banned in public life

Are you saying the words are comparable to swear words?#

So its not par of the course and forcing people to say things they have no need to say.

Its just to the sensitivities of some easily upset idiots.

Well they can fuck off

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Post by smelly-bandit on Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:41 pm

nicko wrote:I'v been there, it's full of Arabs !  

Yeah and sand


Sand and arabs seem to go hand in hand

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Post by Syl on Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:43 pm

Didge wrote:Members of the armed forces are being told to avoid gendered language like "mankind" and "sportsmanship" in favour of neutral terms.

Guidelines are displayed in the toilets of a base which trains members of the Amy, Navy and RAF.

Among the suggestions is to use "ancestors" or "forebears" instead of forefathers.

It also offers "people, folks, friends" as alternatives to "chap".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/27/armed-forces-told-use-gender-neutral-language/

Ridiculous.

It also does not say if anyone is going to be disciplined over this forced use of PC, if they do not conform??

The toilet is the best place to display crap like this. Rolling Eyes

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Re: Armed forces told to use gender-neutral language

Post by nicko on Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:09 pm

Mentioning Toilets reminds of something I read over a Gents urinal, "If your reading this, your pissing all over your Shoes"...............wrong section I know !
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Re: Armed forces told to use gender-neutral language

Post by nicko on Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:12 pm

Fuck it,..........words written on a Contraceptive Machine, "this is the worst Chewing Gum i'v ever tasted".
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