Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Nanny Bans English Party
You know how Nanny has something of thing against the English?
Part of this problem possibly is due to the fact that a large swathe of the government is in fact Scottish. Nothing wrong with that, were it not for the fact that Scotland is pushing for independence and that English MP's don't have a say in the running of the Scottish parliament.
By the way, has anyone ever heard Smiler Brown use the word "English"?
Anyhoo, Nanny's little trainee minions in the School for Oriental African Studies (SOAS) did Nanny's work for her the other week, by banning one of their students from holding a party.
Tim McLellan, university rugby captain, was accused of racism because he had the temerity to put up posters advertising an "English party" (in the sense of a social event, not a political party).
The thought police were down upon Tim like a ton of bricks, he was forced to send an email the entire student body, saying he had not intended to upset or alienate anyone.
The idea behind the event was to poke fun at the many SOAS events based on multicultural themes.
"The aim of the poster was not to alienate or discriminate,
but rather to express that this party was,
unlike most SOAS events,
going to have a mainstream vibe."
Unfortunately for Tim, Nanny and her student lackeys don't posses a sense of humour and hate it when others make fun of them.
Clare Solomon, SOAS students' union co-president, said the rugby club had apologised after a number of students complained they felt the poster alienated certain groups from the party.
"Offensive terms are used so frequently
that they become internalised and,
therefore, people who use them are
often unaware of the implications behind the word."
Could someone please remind this young lady (ooh..she won't like that phrase!) that the word "English" is not racist or offensive.