Sunday, January 10, 2010



You have to watch what your words rhyme with in Britain

"Pikey" is certainly a derogatory term in Britain and basically means a traveller (which Gypsies generally are) but it can also be used as a mild insult towards ordinary white working class Britons. But the word was not actually used. The insult existed only in the mind of a British bureaucrat!
"A wealthy businessman was arrested at home in front of his wife and young son over an email which council officials deemed ‘offensive’ to gipsies – but which he had not even written.

The email, concerning a planning appeal by a gipsy, included the phrase: ‘It’s the 'do as you likey' attitude that I am against.’ Council staff believed the email was offensive because ‘likey’ rhymes with the derogatory term ‘pikey’.

Sussex Police said they had arrested the businessman over ‘suspicion of committing a racial or religious-aggravated offence’. After consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, it was decided to take no further action against Mr Osmond.

Source

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again, we see clear evidence that Britain is a dying nation. The cause of death being, political correctness.

Now i'm sure, we'll hear from all those fools on this site who can't seem to see what's going on in Britain, and who get very upset whenever anything is said about the Brits, regardless how true it is. To them i say, "no one is as blind as he who refuses to see!"

Anonymous said...

cause of death? trying to control words and not controlling immigrants

Anonymous said...

4:06 - your obsessive anti-brit comments are getting real boring. Find another country to criticize - try your own for instance!

Anonymous said...

George Orwell must be laughing his ass off!! There are many people that are seriously concerned about the future of Britain and what it means to the rest of us, and you're concerned about criticism!

Anon 4:06 said...

Anon 9:13,

As boring as the driveling PC'ists in Britain? If the truth bothers you, do something about it, like getting your fellow Brits to wake up. Then again, the Brits have never been known for being awake, have they.

Anonymous said...

The Council staff who referred this to the cops should get a lick up the bum.

Anonymous said...

4:06 - I don't live in Britain or have a vote in Britain, and I think you are generalizing on the level of an obsession with Britain (are you Irish or of Irish extraction? - if so, that may explain some of your atavistic prejudice). You are really throwing stones in a glass house to focus such tedious criticism of another country, at least vary your rhetoric (and Brits "never been known for being awake" is beyond a stupid remark to make here). In short, find another hobby.

Anonymous said...

"(Anon406) are you Irish or of Irish extraction?

Nope, just an asshole.

Anonymous said...

I meant 'kick' up the bum!!!

Anonymous said...

does this mean that one can no longer use the word "bigger", because it rhymes with..... ?

Anonymous said...

7:38 - was that a freudian slip? :)