Skip to comments.Police banned 'eggs is eggs' in case it offended infertile women
Posted on 01/01/2011 2:49:54 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Writing on a popular online blog, the anonymous whistelblower, said that colleagues in his force had been ordered not to use the expression on diversity grounds.
The blogger, who writes under the pseudonym Inspector Gadget, after the cartoon character, is understood to be a serving inspector in a county force in southern England, which he refers to only as Ruralshire a county in England, not too far from Metrocity.
In his latest posting, he dismissed the alleged ban on the phrase as another nonsensical, empire-building, silly, frothy, pathetic and downright insulting example of political correctness gone mad.
"We at Ruralshire Constabulary have been told not to use the term sure as eggs is eggs, he wrote.
"Apparently this may upset any women listening, especially those who may suffer from fertility problems.
He insisted: This is true. Can the department which thought this up be considered for abolition in the forthcoming cuts?
Apparently not. Here in the Shire, Diversity Training Departments are considered as front-line teams.
Infertility support charities said it was possible that women with ovarian problems might be offended by the phrase but questioned whether there had been any genuine cases.
Susan Seenan of the Infertility Network UK, said: People who are suffering from infertility are going through a very difficult time and sometimes innocuous phrases can make them upset.
I have certainly not come across anybody claiming that they have been offended by it at all but that is not to say that there are not patients out there who have been offended by it, sometimes it is the innocent remarks which offend.
The Inspector Gadget blog has had 4.4 million hits since it was set up with around 16,000 visits a month.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Police Inspector Blog "Doughnuts & Diversity. Ruralshire, England 2011
Idiom Definitions for ‘Sure as eggs is eggs’
These (sic) means absolutely certain, and we do say ‘is’ even though it is grammatically wrong.
"As sure as suicide-bombers is Muslims."
Merry Old England less and less merry.
A high degree of male potency appears to be associated with what might well be termed "super sperm". It is frequently the case that even women with indeterminant infertility can be impregnated successfully by men with "super sperm."
Something for the police in England to think about Fur Shur.
Englnd needs to cut out the use of the letter 'a'. Gret Britin will never notice the lass.
Hppy New Yer, Lz.
Go suck an egg, Susan. Oh, sorry about that. Hope I didn't hurt your feelings!
Check out a book called Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. It shows collectivist absurdity in a similar manner to the above.
I'm offended by people making remarks about supposedly offending statements without even having an actual offended party to which to point.
Also banned is the phrase “... the forest through the trees” as it might upset men with erectile dysfunction.
Also...”it left a bad taste in my mouth” because it could offend gays.
“it” has a also been banned to prevent offending who are having a problem with “it”
You sexist porcine...
You sexist porcine...
You see, that's why it's questionable, and "entity" might be better.
Entity won't work. An entity is something that has a distinct, separate existence, and this would discriminate against those people who have NO distinction or shared existence.
Sometimes those Limeys just make me shake my head in disgust. What a whipped nation.
I only knew that expression from the name of the last section of Genesis’ “Suppers Ready.”
Ella Minnow Pea? Thanks for the tip! Here’s a couple of other good ones:
By and for folks with lots of time on their hands!