Oxford University Press bans use of pig, sausage or pork-related words to avoid offending Muslims
The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children's books, in an apparent bid to avoid offending Jews and Muslims.I don't think they're really all that worried about offending Jews. That's just for their cover story.
The existence of the publisher's guidelines emerged after a radio discussion on free speech in the wake of the Paris attacks.It's more than just a joke. It is spineless kowtowing before the alter of political correctness. It is gutless pandering to a culture that, no matter how low we bow, demands more and more concessions - a culture that won't be satisfied until every infidel is converted or dead.
Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme, presenter Jim Naughtie said: "I've got a letter here that was sent out by OUP (Oxford University Press) to an author doing something for young people.
"Among the things prohibited in the text that was commissioned by OUP was the following: Pigs plus sausages, or anything else which could be perceived as pork.
"Now, if a respectable publisher, tied to an academic institution, is saying you've got to write a book in which you cannot mention pigs because some people might be offended, it’s just ludicrous. It is just a joke."
In protest of the PC mindset, here's a very non-PC joke.
Two Arab terrorists are in a locker room taking a shower after their bomb making class, when one notices the other has a huge cork stuck in his ass.
"If you do not mind me saying," said the second, "that cork looks very uncomfortable. Why do you not take it out?"
"I regret I cannot", lamented the first terrorist. "It is permanently stuck in my ass"
"I do not understand," said the other.
The first terrorist says, "I was walking along the beach and I tripped over an oil lamp. There was a puff of smoke, and then a huge old man in American flag attire with a white beard and top hat came boiling out. He said, "I am Uncle Sam, the Genie. I can grant you one wish."
I said, "No shit..."