Tag: Political correctness

THE OLD BRAVE NEW WORLD

When I attended school, in the days when classical works were still considered to be a vital part of good education, Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" was required reading, as was Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty Four". Looking back, I'm not so sure now that the intention of everyone involved in writing the school syllabi was to … Continue reading THE OLD BRAVE NEW WORLD

LOOKING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

I scanned the weather forecasts a couple of weekends ago in desperation, praying that the below-freezing winds passing straight through my body as I worked outside would soon abate... Sure enough, temperatures, said the official forecasts, were going to rise daily over the next week until pleasantly mild. However, the cold remained locked in throughout … Continue reading LOOKING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

GREETING FREEDOM

In the course of my work I've been wished a "merry Christmas" many more times this season than in the last several years. I've also heard "happy holidays" of course, but the increase in the "C" word is marked and clear. I'm happy to hear either: I'm not offended... Whichever greeting suits you is fine … Continue reading GREETING FREEDOM

TWO COUNTRIES, ONE WORLD

Today I had a total of one visitor to my blog from two different countries...work that one out if you can. Perhaps he/she/it flew the twelve thousand miles in one day and took a look at my blog at each end of his/her/its journey, or perhaps he/she/it had some exotic form of schizophrenia. I've never … Continue reading TWO COUNTRIES, ONE WORLD

SOME CORRECTIONS…

Good news, dear people! Now that we've finally rid our world of those awful and arbitrary gender designations (see note 1 below) we will be moving ahead with further ground-breaking changes... Dear citizens, Our Wonderful Person has announced a new alteration to our language, formerly known in Dark Days, days of colonialism, bigotry and Trumpism, … Continue reading SOME CORRECTIONS…