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Posted on: 20 May 2006, 2:27pm

...nine lepers leaping...

The Headmaster
Posted on: 27 May 2006, 11:09pm

You're right, 'leper' is a politically incorrect term. We should now use the more tortuous "people affected by leprosy", or "people living with Hansen's disease".

I visited a leper colony on Crete not so long ago, or rather on a small island a safe distance from Crete, don't want them flaking on us do we? It was however unoccupied.

You probably know that armadillos can get leprosy, but did you know that up until the 1950s staff at Japanese government run leper colonies executed many of the lepers' children? Neither did I.

I think to illustrate 'Leper' we could have the biblical image of a leper clad in rags, like Ben Hur's mum and sister, holding out a stump for alms.


Jonathan Katz
Emailed on 10 June 2007

I think that speaks for itself.

The Headmaster
Added on: 11 May 2007

It does? Surely it's just a small mythological humanoid, no more unPC than, say, 'Goblin'. We have 'Dwarf' to annoy the little people with.


Posted on: 6 May 2006, 11:13pm

A depiction of a lesbian, gay, transgender would be a welcome politically incorrect addition.

The Headmaster
Posted on: 9 May 2006, 10:28pm

In the same spirit as the existing 'Fairy', 'Beaver' and 'Cock' we could instead of 'Lesbian' have 'Dyke' with a little Dutch boy sticking his finger in (this story was actually a C19th invention by a writer in New York: see www.thehollandring.com/hans-brinker-story.shtml ).

We probably won't though.

<edit> But we might. It'll be under 'Dyke' if it happens.

Posted on: 9 May 2006, 10:49pm

Dyke is pretty good...

You are very good at this!

Entertained, Mixter


The Headmaster
Posted on: 20 October 2005, 10:29pm

Tricky to draw with a thick crayon, but worth the effort if it comes off. Representing forbidden seafood:

"And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination." Leviticus chapter 11, verses 10-11.

Lobsters start blue then turn red when cooked. I'll have a red one then. See also 'Pig'.

Lolly or Lollipop

Blink Too Fast

Wrong on so many levels

The Headmaster

How so?

I was thinking there must be some porno/paedo association that had passed me by, but the nearest I picked up was it being a Brazillian slang term for fellatio.

Is it just because they rot your teeth that we should take offence?

Blink Too Fast

1/ Yes, they rot your teeth and make you fat

2/ "Hello little girl, would you like to suck my lolly?" is a phrase that always makes me laugh but has passed some people by

3/ Slang for "money"

Erm, that's it. So wrong on so many levels as long as 3 is enough for so many. However, I'm now going to suggest Kojak under K


The Eager Young Lad
Posted on: 19 October 2005, 9:38pm

Complete with young lad and lady holding hands - or perhaps at the wedding altar?

The Headmaster
Posted on: 19 October 2005, 11:49pm

Hmmm - alphabet charts traditionally use objects rather than concepts. I felt uneasy enough suggesting Yellow for 'Y' (though that could be 'Y' for Yellow horde).

The Eager Young Lad
Posted on: 19 October 2005, 11:55pm

Really? I've seen 'Love' in the books of my youth. Why, it even appears in an alphabet book in the recent film 'Unleashed', featuring the excellent acting talents of Mr. Jet Li.

Lunokhod or Lunohod

Posted on: 27 April 2006, 11:13am

Soviet moon self-propelled robot vehicle.

There were two of them Luno(k)hod 1 and Luno(k)hod 2. As for me the second one is more handsome with its square viewing ports.

The Headmaster
Posted on: 27 April 2006, 3:47pm

I remember them fondly too, though I can't imagine how they fit into a 'politically incorrect alphabet'. By the 'square viewing ports' you'll mean the lens protectors for the externally mounted cameras. It's true, they are quite stylish, in a "Michael Caine's specs on an 8 wheeled crab" sort of way.

You can see some good photos of a model here: www.myspacemuseum.com/ipms2005.htm

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