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It's a political correctness gone mad goldmine! [Feb. 28th, 2008|09:38 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
The comments on this story are 95% p!ss taking, aren't they? Or is Cornwall really like that.

I like the one who signs it Exe-iled Cornishman, Exeter. Egg-siled, like a bird's egg!!!1?

[User Picture]From: lebeautemps
2008-02-28 09:59 am (UTC)
They're usually a quiet lot.

N's parents live there (as interlopers from abroad) so next time I'm down there, as well as sitting on a rocky outcrop dressed as a mermaid to mess with the tourists, I'll fetch us a golly back.
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[User Picture]From: oldbloke
2008-02-28 10:02 am (UTC)
I've just added a comment. I wonder if they'll put it up?

[edit] It's there now. I wonder if they'll take it down?

I've been to Fowey. Don't recall any Gollys.

Edited at 2008-02-28 10:10 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nja
2008-02-28 10:49 am (UTC)
What usually happens on the Leicester Mercury website is that anything contentious will be taken down ("it's political correctness gone mad in Gordon Brown's nazi no smoking ripoff Britain" is not contentious, of course), and they'll ban comments altogether at the drop of a hat.

This makes some interesting observations on the Daily Mail's similar operation. The Mail owns a huge chunk of the UK's local newspapers, including the Cornish Guardian, the Leicester Mercury, Bristol Evening Post, the Evening Standard.
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From: mrs_leroy_brown
2008-02-28 10:10 am (UTC)
I am utterly confused as to how anyone could think those dolls are okay in any way. It's not 1920 anymore. We've moved on. FFS.
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[User Picture]From: caramel_betty
2008-02-28 11:39 am (UTC)
Camp Coffee came up elsewhere, and I found an article with comments whining about the logo change on the Daily Hate's website.

NASTY BROWN PEOPLE DON'T NEED TO SIT DOWN. It's political correctness gone mad!!1!1!!!oneone!1!1eleven
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[User Picture]From: lebeautemps
2008-02-28 11:58 am (UTC)
So, is the beef about historical slavery, perceived racism, displaying them to children or about the name “Golly”? I didn't get what they were trying to convey.
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[User Picture]From: oldbloke
2008-02-28 11:34 am (UTC)
I see the latest comment is from an "Andrew, Portsmouth".

I wonder who that could be?
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[User Picture]From: dragonwoodshed
2008-02-28 01:16 pm (UTC)
Yes Cornwall is really like that.

It's not an isolated thing to Fowey either, I'm off to St Ives tomorrow where there's a scary little toy place with loads of Golliwogs. I don't totally get the racist angle to be honest, I assume there's history I'm not aware of, I had stupid pink dolls and stupid brown dolls when I was little and all I really cared about was getting a blue Hoppopotomus (yes, it is spelt like that, it was part hippo, part rabbit and GENIUS).
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2008-02-28 01:26 pm (UTC)
"Exe-iled" due to living on the Exe i assume?

as one commenter mentions this does rather pale into insignificance compared to "d4rk!e day" in padstow (and no i'm not googling it whilst at work...)
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