One for the snowflakes

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The irony...

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But they mentioned snow in the same exact tweet?! Surely this is a perfect example of people looking to be offended.
As a white man should I be offended by Black Friday?
Snow is extremely bigotted - White privilege!

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They need to write out, “You must not Tweet racist comments”, 100 times on either their blackboard or whiteboard.
But they mentioned snow in the same exact tweet?! Surely this is a perfect example of people looking to be offended.
Snow is extremely bigotted - White privilege!

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Biddy23 m ago

But they mentioned snow in the same exact tweet?! Surely this is a perfect …But they mentioned snow in the same exact tweet?! Surely this is a perfect example of people looking to be offended.


Maybe they were not taught to read contextually.
Oh my days , really can't write anything these days without double and triple checking that someone somewhere wont be able to take it the wrong way . Just sent a copy of it to my daughter who is at another London Uni to see what she thought , made her laugh that anyone would go out of their way to deliberately misunderstand it. Have something else i would say but scared it will get taken the wrong way ..................
It's a shame that an apology tends to justify the act of being offended
People need to stop crying wolf for the slightest stupid thing.
Oh so the moderator didn't like my comment pointing out that maybe the people "complaining" weren't actually offended by the tweet, but, in fact, people trying to stir up "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD!" trouble.
Edited by: "VDisillusioned" 14th Dec 2017
As a white man should I be offended by Black Friday?
Jeez. The word white can be used without having a racial connotation...surely?!
The irony...

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Surely it's racist to consider such a message to be relevant to race. No doubt some of the students are just chancing their arm to get some more time on exams/essay due to "emotional distress".
deleted5795914th Dec 2017

Who deemed it racist?White People, Black People or just SJW's?



According to the article one guy called Kumail Jaffer.
Biddy255 m ago

The irony...[Image]



and I just got the White Ornamental Flamedeer!
The particple phrase is, "Dreaming of a white campus?"
Our campuses will be open ...so please make your way in as planned. (We cannot guarantee snow but we can try.)

The subjects relevant in communication to the participle phrase of "Dreaming of a white campus?" are : Our campuses, your way.

Whence the sentence's meaning is our campuses of people. Therefore the white campus as used by UCL's twitter refers to a white (people) campus.

My analysis is based on the English language of dangling participles.

The correct English language construct of a participle phrase is an example of this:-

"Dreaming of a white campus? The snow may not fall but we can try. <=== here the participle phrase refers to the subject "The snow".

Or,

"Dreaming of a white Christmas?" We cannot guarantee snow but we shall try".
Edited by: "splender" 14th Dec 2017
Am with Kumali, we all know is Bing Crosby was a Grand Dragon of the KKK and white christmas is not merely a weather phenomenon its an indicator of a racist.
Just look at his hat!

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Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah or whatever festival you choose to celebrate or none if you so wish, having the freedom to say white, blue or yellow should not be down to the self appointed Newspeak socialist authority.

below sums up the stupidity of PC.


In George Orwell's chilling novel "1984," Newspeak is a method of controlling the people's language in order to keep them under Big Brother's heavy hand. It is a devious, diabolical system using brainwashing and mind-control to allow only certain "approved" words and ideas to be used.

We have the same thing in our society today. It's called "political correctness."

So-called "political correctness" (pc) is a social phenomenon which urges people to avoid "offensive" words and actions. At best, pc is annoying and unnecessary. At worst, it is blatant censorship and represents a dangerous affront to one of our most cherished and important freedoms: the freedom of speech.

Examples of pc abound. The greeting "Merry Christmas" is now supposed to be "Happy Holidays," which sounds empty and ge-neric, like getting a letter addressed to "Occupant." A university in Illinois ordered that students not chant "USA! USA!" during football games because such a chant might be offensive to Muslims. Newscasters on ABC were told not to wear American flag pins because they might offend some viewers. And the list goes on.

This whole concept of pc should be resisted for at least two reasons.

First, the basic pc principle of not offending people is subjective. Some people are not offended by anything; others seem to be offended by everything. In the early 1900s, for example, some people tried to start a movement to put pants on horses because those people were offended by seeing the horses' genitals. Thank goodness that idea did not go anywhere! Proponents of pc should heed the old adage, "You cannot please everyone."

Secondly, so-called pc is an unnecessary restriction on our freedom of speech. Only two valid limitations to our freedom of speech currently exist:

1) No one can say anything that might endanger human lives (like yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater).

2) No one can slander anyone (i.e., ruin someone's reputation by making false statements about that person).

Hence, censoring language to avoid "offending" others is not a valid restriction on our right to freedom of speech.

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of pc is the passive way in which many Americans have blindly accepted it. I value my freedom of speech too highly to allow pc to dictate what words I may or may not use. Many fine American soldiers have sacrificed their lives in battle so that Americans may have the right to say whatever they wish, as long as its within the law and not intentionally offen-sive.

So, we Americans have a Constitutional right to express our thoughts. Of course, we should try to do this without intentionally offending anyone (avoid swear words, racial epithets, insults to people's religious views, etc.). If someone unintentionally offends another with his words, the offending person should apologize. However, if the listener takes offense at perfectly acceptable English words or phrases, then the speaker should not feel obligated to apologize or to alter his vocabulary in any way.

Now, if you'll excuse, me, I must go put on my American flag pin and start chanting "USA!" And let me be the first to wish you all a very politically incorrect "Merry Christmas!"

HARRY MOSLEY of Carterville is a retired professor of English.


splender8 m ago

The particple phrase is, "Dreaming of a white campus?" Our campuses will …The particple phrase is, "Dreaming of a white campus?" Our campuses will be open ...so please make your way in as planned. (We cannot guarantee snow but we can try.)The subjects relevant in communication to the participle phrase of "Dreaming of a white campus?" are : Our campuses, your way.Whence the sentence's meaning is our campuses of people. Therefore the white campus as used by UCL's twitter refers to a white (people) campus.My analysis is based on the English language of dangling participles.The correct English language construct of a participle phrase is an example of this:-"Dreaming of a white campus? The snow may not fall but we can try. <=== here the participle phrase refers to the subject "The snow".Or, "Dreaming of a white Christmas?" We cannot guarantee snow but we shall try".



splender8 m ago

The particple phrase is, "Dreaming of a white campus?" Our campuses will …The particple phrase is, "Dreaming of a white campus?" Our campuses will be open ...so please make your way in as planned. (We cannot guarantee snow but we can try.)The subjects relevant in communication to the participle phrase of "Dreaming of a white campus?" are : Our campuses, your way.Whence the sentence's meaning is our campuses of people. Therefore the white campus as used by UCL's twitter refers to a white (people) campus.My analysis is based on the English language of dangling participles.The correct English language construct of a participle phrase is an example of this:-"Dreaming of a white campus? The snow may not fall but we can try. <=== here the participle phrase refers to the subject "The snow".Or, "Dreaming of a white Christmas?" We cannot guarantee snow but we shall try".


You're such an academic, thanks.
DKLS5 m ago

Am with Kumali, we all know is Bing Crosby was a Grand Dragon of the KKK …Am with Kumali, we all know is Bing Crosby was a Grand Dragon of the KKK and white christmas is not merely a weather phenomenon its an indicator of a racist.Just look at his hat! [Image]


I'm dreaming of a pigmentally challenged Holiday Season
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the upper portion of endangered evergreens glisten,
and young people listen
To hear fictional holiday vehicle bells in the frozen H2O

I'm dreaming of a pigmentally challenged Holiday Season
With every Holiday letter I write
May your days be pleasurable and extraordinary
And may all your Holiday Seasons be pigmentally challenged

I'm dreaming of a pigmentally challenged Holiday Season
With every Holiday letter I write
May your days be pleasurable and extraordinary
And may all your Holiday Seasons be pigmentally challenged
davewave2 m ago

You're such an academic, thanks.


I blacked out after the first paragraph ahh damn I’ve done it again
davewave8 m ago

You're such an academic, thanks.



Knowledge and understanding of the world (KUW) is life.
It's like the Family Guy episode where Brian makes a bad tweet
splender25 m ago

The particple phrase is, "Dreaming of a white campus?" Our campuses will …The particple phrase is, "Dreaming of a white campus?" Our campuses will be open ...so please make your way in as planned. (We cannot guarantee snow but we can try.)The subjects relevant in communication to the participle phrase of "Dreaming of a white campus?" are : Our campuses, your way.Whence the sentence's meaning is our campuses of people. Therefore the white campus as used by UCL's twitter refers to a white (people) campus.My analysis is based on the English language of dangling participles.The correct English language construct of a participle phrase is an example of this:-"Dreaming of a white campus? The snow may not fall but we can try. <=== here the participle phrase refers to the subject "The snow".Or, "Dreaming of a white Christmas?" We cannot guarantee snow but we shall try".


What on Earth are you on about?
davewave32 m ago

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah or whatever festival you choose to …Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah or whatever festival you choose to celebrate or none if you so wish, having the freedom to say white, blue or yellow should not be down to the self appointed Newspeak socialist authority.below sums up the stupidity of PC.In George Orwell's chilling novel "1984," Newspeak is a method of controlling the people's language in order to keep them under Big Brother's heavy hand. It is a devious, diabolical system using brainwashing and mind-control to allow only certain "approved" words and ideas to be used.We have the same thing in our society today. It's called "political correctness."So-called "political correctness" (pc) is a social phenomenon which urges people to avoid "offensive" words and actions. At best, pc is annoying and unnecessary. At worst, it is blatant censorship and represents a dangerous affront to one of our most cherished and important freedoms: the freedom of speech.Examples of pc abound. The greeting "Merry Christmas" is now supposed to be "Happy Holidays," which sounds empty and ge-neric, like getting a letter addressed to "Occupant." A university in Illinois ordered that students not chant "USA! USA!" during football games because such a chant might be offensive to Muslims. Newscasters on ABC were told not to wear American flag pins because they might offend some viewers. And the list goes on.This whole concept of pc should be resisted for at least two reasons.First, the basic pc principle of not offending people is subjective. Some people are not offended by anything; others seem to be offended by everything. In the early 1900s, for example, some people tried to start a movement to put pants on horses because those people were offended by seeing the horses' genitals. Thank goodness that idea did not go anywhere! Proponents of pc should heed the old adage, "You cannot please everyone."Secondly, so-called pc is an unnecessary restriction on our freedom of speech. Only two valid limitations to our freedom of speech currently exist:1) No one can say anything that might endanger human lives (like yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater).2) No one can slander anyone (i.e., ruin someone's reputation by making false statements about that person).Hence, censoring language to avoid "offending" others is not a valid restriction on our right to freedom of speech.Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of pc is the passive way in which many Americans have blindly accepted it. I value my freedom of speech too highly to allow pc to dictate what words I may or may not use. Many fine American soldiers have sacrificed their lives in battle so that Americans may have the right to say whatever they wish, as long as its within the law and not intentionally offen-sive.So, we Americans have a Constitutional right to express our thoughts. Of course, we should try to do this without intentionally offending anyone (avoid swear words, racial epithets, insults to people's religious views, etc.). If someone unintentionally offends another with his words, the offending person should apologize. However, if the listener takes offense at perfectly acceptable English words or phrases, then the speaker should not feel obligated to apologize or to alter his vocabulary in any way.Now, if you'll excuse, me, I must go put on my American flag pin and start chanting "USA!" And let me be the first to wish you all a very politically incorrect "Merry Christmas!"HARRY MOSLEY of Carterville is a retired professor of English.



You like so much copy and paste again so many words without rephrasing in your own words as it takes an awful long time to read all your copy and paste comments of 500 words or more. You should provide a summary and provide a reference link to the source.

Critically, after 500 words , your point is political correctness versus freedom of speech which has nothing to do with the OP's picture of a tweet which has an improper use of the English language (a mistaken meaning of a dangling participle).
coys6718 m ago

What on Earth are you on about?



An error in usage of English and an explanation of the OP's posted picture of a tweet and of its literal meaning (which was not that intended by the author) and as a result unintended consequences arose (such as these in MISC).
Edited by: "splender" 14th Dec 2017
OllieSt2 h, 17 m ago

As a white man should I be offended by Black Friday?


*Friday of Colour (FoC)
splender29 m ago

You like so much copy and paste again so many words without rephrasing in …You like so much copy and paste again so many words without rephrasing in your own words as it takes an awful long time to read all your copy and paste comments of 500 words or more. You should provide a summary and provide a reference link to the source.Critically, after 500 words , your point is political correctness versus freedom of speech which has nothing to do with the OP's picture of a tweet which has an improper use of the English language (a mistaken meaning of a dangling participle).


Thanks, you have such a way with words.
in George Orwell's chilling novel "1984," Newspeak is a method of controlling the people's language in order to keep them under Big Brother's heavy hand. It is a devious, diabolical system using brainwashing and mind-control to allow only certain "approved" words and ideas to be used.


Swop newspeak with BBC and George had it pretty well bob on.
123thisisme16 m ago

in George Orwell's chilling novel "1984," Newspeak is a method of …in George Orwell's chilling novel "1984," Newspeak is a method of controlling the people's language in order to keep them under Big Brother's heavy hand. It is a devious, diabolical system using brainwashing and mind-control to allow only certain "approved" words and ideas to be used.Swop newspeak with BBC and George had it pretty well bob on.


not really.
I cannot see what the big deal is with "offending people" - its pretty much become the ultimate taboo.

Some people deserve to bloody well be offended if they get so distraught over a couple of words in a sentence. Honestly, the amount of wet lettuces in society need to grow up and toughen up. They shouldn't have left the cot if the big bad mean world is so offensive to them.
remind me again who the snowflakes are?
I'm still laughing at the young mother who was " horrified and in shock" at the wording on a pack of nappy liners from Tesco that was sexist by insinuating that only " mums" changed a nappy. Bless her heart, she had to have a lie down with a glass or two of prosecco before composing a long email of complaint to their head office, telling them to remove the offensive wording immediately - which apparently they did. To paraphrase that old advert for BT with Maureen Lipman if you've got an "ism", you're someone special.
Putting it into perspective, none of this would ever happen if it weren't for the internet becoming mainstream. Casual communication and popularity among left wing liberalism on social media is breeding what seems to be referred to as "snowflakes".

Internet would be great without the social media giants (and Mumsnet). HUKD MISC can stay.. good space to vent rage
Glad to see messages are now reviewed when posting.. at least someone will read what I write
tinkerbellian14th Dec

Oh my days , really can't write anything these days without double and …Oh my days , really can't write anything these days without double and triple checking that someone somewhere wont be able to take it the wrong way . Just sent a copy of it to my daughter who is at another London Uni to see what she thought , made her laugh that anyone would go out of their way to deliberately misunderstand it. Have something else i would say but scared it will get taken the wrong way ..................



"Take it the wrong way", you're just so homophobic!!!
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