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  1. Deafening Silence

    Deafening Silence Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't matter to me, because it doesn't SEEM that way to me. But if you're admitting it isn't actually been run by woke leftists and in fact you just feel marginalised and upset at world, I'm fairly well suited, yes.
     
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    to lower the tone of this thread and to go a tad o/t --

    When the Welsh harpist Nancy Richards visited the Kellogs Cereal Development factory in America she commented that the word 'Kellog' was similar to the Welsh word 'Ceiliog' which means 'Co**' in Welsh.

    (can't believe I'm typing this .... )

    After hearing this the cereal manufacturers decided to put a picture of a large cockerel on the side of all boxes of Kellogs cornflakes - and they still use this logo today.

    Not many people know this and I hope I haven't put anyone off their morning cereal !!
     
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    Ringo are you a midget? You seem particularly offended by the replacement of the word.

    I just wondered if there was a bigger issue at play here?
     
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    What I am saying is why can't we say midget
     
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    I'd be shocked if a sausage fell into my milk.
     
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    You can say midget. You just did. You won’t get arrested and thrown in jail. It’s fine.
     
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    I think you've articulated it perfectly without resorting to making jokes as I did.
     
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    We can but that only upsets the dwarves and there's seven of em so you don't want to get on their bad side
     
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    I think your jokes bring a bit of sunshine to a sometimes cloudy BBS :D Never stop!
     
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    ‘Get away with it’? M&S have been getting away with naming their products whatever they want since 1884. You can still buy midget gems from any other shop that sells sweets. You can get them from M&S but they have a different name. What’s changing history got to do with anything? Historically they will have been called midget gems by M&S, going forwards they’ll be called mini gems. I can only presume you’re on a wind up. You can’t be this upset about a sweet you’ve probably never bought from them in your life and had no plans to ever do so.
     
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    I bet Dave Gorman will get a great poem from the comments in the newspapers!
     
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    I guess you are still upset we stopped the Black and White Minstrel show and stopped calling a particular colour shade N*gger Brown as well after all in they are part of our history too
     
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    And there you have the end result of the manufacturer's cunning plan!
     
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    You seem the biggest 'snowflake' on this thread love, getting your knickers in a right twist.
     
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    Funny you should mention that. Was in a shop today and swear down when I picked up the Lion Bar ‘Duo’, the two together were smaller than an actual Lion Bar
     
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    EnD of DAyZ!

    TekkyTyke was right. I apologise. First Colston, now this.
     
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    I'm not bothered if the name of the sweets is changed, but I wish these learned folk would stop mangling the English language to suit their own ends.

    From the Cambridge online dictionary:

    Midget (noun - offensive) - a very small person
    Midget (adjective) - used to describe something that is much smaller than usual

    On the basis that a packet of sweets is not a very small person, then I conclude that the "midget" in Midget Gems is an adjective.
    So for that reason, I'm a bit surprised that the response from M&S wasn't, "Fùck off, it's an adjective, you thick bàstard."
     
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    Because that would have offended the illegitimate children.
     
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    The only time anyone cares about illegitimate children these days is when we're trying to count Johnson's.
     
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    He doesn't care about them.
     
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