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Oil, Old man, Old woman

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Oriental

The Headmaster
Posted on: 3 February 2006, 1:15pm

A lazy westerner's term for anyone from Japan / Korea / China / SE Asia, and apparently unPC. A moment's thought will lead you to he realisation that 'westerner' should on the same basis be considered politically incorrect, even if they do all look alike.

We already have 'Yellowman' of Chinese appearance, perhaps our 'Oriental' could be a Japanese Geisha?


Ouija

The Headmaster
Posted on: 9 November 2005, 11:36am

The toy for 'summoning up spirits' - quite popular in my distant youth, though when in the 80's I tried to sell one on my antiques and bric a brac stall in Covent Garden I had no takers. In the end I left it behind. And this on a stall where a 1930's home enema kit sold on the first morning I put it out (I suggested to a well groomed young man that it would make a novel birthday gift for that special friend).

So, Ouija board: out of favour because either a) it doesn't work, it just spooks kids, or b) it does work, and it spooks kids.

Plus Mrs W-J will complain that it doesn't have a pure 'O' sound.


Outlaw

grampy
Posted on: 22 October 2005, 1:28pm

Politically incorrect folks are frequently branded as outlaws. Plus it's the title of a pretty good book by Sue Grafton.


Ozzy

Blink Too Fast
Posted on: 23 July 2006, 9:46am

Singing satanic songs, taking drugs, biting heads off hamsters and being drunk from 1967-1996 surely counts as wrong somewhere?

The Headmaster
Posted on: 23 July 2006, 6:02pm

Well we've all done at least one or two from that list, I'm sure, so I wouldn't want to be too hard on Ozzy. And forgive me if I'm mistaken, but aren't you confusing your myths? Freddie Starr was the hamster eater of popular lore, Ozzy Osborne allegedly bit the heads off bats.

I've never had bat or hamster myself (though I have eaten cat, frog, horse, turtle and many others from land, sea and air not normally found in Tescos); a vivisectionist friend of mine used to make guinea pig pie, which he spoke highly of. And of course my mother's friend had eaten 'long pig' which trumps them all.

This might be a good time to remind you of the guidelines for posting (see under 'school rules'), particularly the opening paragraph:

"I'm looking for subjects for a politically incorrect alphabet that are outside current acceptable usage but 'only just'. They should be subjects that might have appeared on alphabet charts back in the 50s say."

Ozzy was inked onto plenty of 3rd form haversacks back in Black Sabbath's heyday in the 70s but never made it onto the infants school alphabet charts. And nowadays he's practically society.

The text on this page is archived from The Politically Incorrect Alphabet Forum - which unfortunately broke on August 2nd 2006 through overuse. A list of completed un-PC illustrations and their archived threads can be found here.

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