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Old Mar 23rd 2011, 5:25 am
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Have I missed something in the latest political correctness drive at the BBC?

Since when did "homosexual men" or "gay men" cease to be appropriate terminology?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12817564
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
Have I missed something in the latest political correctness drive at the BBC?

Since when did "homosexual men" or "gay men" cease to be appropriate terminology?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12817564
why use two words when it is possible to describe it with just one?
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Old Mar 23rd 2011, 7:02 am
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Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse View Post
why use two words when it is possible to describe it with just one?
Exactly. And there's plenty of one word descriptors around, so spoilt for choice really.

Men who have sex with men?

It seems they also include bi-sexual men in that category?

As the legendary Alan Partridge so eloquently put it - " He plays for both sides - Manchester City AND Manchester United. "
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Exactly. And there's plenty of one word descriptors around, so spoilt for choice really.

Men who have sex with men?

It seems they also include bi-sexual men in that category?

As the legendary Alan Partridge so eloquently put it - " He plays for both sides - Manchester City AND Manchester United. "
He who likes to frequent the bournville boulevard......
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He who likes to frequent the bournville boulevard......
Or have his Hershey highway frequented presumably? (I've not eaten Hershey's chocolate since hearing that expression). It takes both a marmite miner and a donut bottom as I understand it.
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Or have his Hershey highway frequented presumably? (I've not eaten Hershey's chocolate since hearing that expression). It takes both a marmite miner and a donut bottom as I understand it.
Or he who likes to dance the chocolate cha cha.....
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Or he who likes to dance the chocolate cha cha.....
Chutney ferret.......... uphill gardener........... fudge packer............

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My gay mates in London are known collectively as 'the pooves'. Poof being the singular. They are quite happy about that.


Edit- it's not about being politically correct. That's still valid and relevant when usd properly, but this is just namby-pamby idiocy from those types who deliberately seek out offence where there is none.
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Moving on to the 'other team' - Alan Partridge's expressions for Lesbians were superb. All done 'very sensitively and very thoughtfully' when he asked two lady lesbians if these slang names hurt?

Lesbos, Les-be-friends, Dykes, Dick Van Dykes, Spare Rib Ticklers, Cat Flaps, Pussy Footers, Knicker Pickers, Men, Backpackers, Tent Peggers, Trout Fishers, Melon Farmers, KwikFit Fitters, Baggage Handlers, Left Luggage.

He later in the interview admitted to making most of them up. Brilliant episode.
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Chutney ferret.......... uphill gardener........... fudge packer............
I like the term " As bent as a Lemonade Sandwich "......
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I like the term " As bent as a Lemonade Sandwich "......
or... as straight as a roundabout.
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or... as straight as a roundabout.
On a slightly different note..........

A nice turn of phrase for Delhi Belly that I heard the other day:

"He's got the painters and decorators in".
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On a slightly different note..........

A nice turn of phrase for Delhi Belly that I heard the other day:

"He's got the painters and decorators in".
Also used for the time of the month as well as the old favorite " Arsenals at Home"
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
Have I missed something in the latest political correctness drive at the BBC?

Since when did "homosexual men" or "gay men" cease to be appropriate terminology?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12817564
well firstly we were using a variety of one word terms for "homosexual men"
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My best gay friends at home are a couple and simply referred to as the gayboys. However my dad refers to them as 'the queers', to which he gets a slap every time! Didnt help they came to my leaving do dressed as Viviene Westwood and Boy George- my dad was uncomfortable the entire day and my brother had his back fixed to the wall ( as if theyd go near him! they are far too picky for that).

So why do all straight men seem to assume all gay men are going to have a crack at them?
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