Subject: Re: The need for a well rounded education
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 14:29:32 +0800
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On Fri, 20 Dec 2002 04:58:37 GMT, Spehro Pefhany
>On Fri, 20 Dec 2002 10:25:55 +1100, the renowned "Trevor Wilson"
>>> (Well, he shouldn't post about 'bloody Poms!)
>Because it's a derogatory racist term, with an offensive
>intensifier, and there is no place for that here.
>I don't think it should be any more acceptable because it's
>aimed at "Poms" rather than at another minority.
>IOW: knock it off, it's not funny and it's not cute.
Interestingly someone a while ago, down here in Oz, went to
court about being refered to as a POM and it being a derisive
comment. It got thrown out as being neither racist nor
derogatory. Seems that the "political correctness" crap only
applies in some circumstances.
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