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Freddy Woo writes: "I once worked on an animation to help highlight the issues homeless people face in winter. The client was happy with the work, then a note came back that the ethnic mix of the characters were wrong. These were cartoon characters. They weren't meant to be ethnically anything, but we were forced to make one of them brown, at the cost of about 10k to the charity. This is how your donations are spent. Wisely as you can see."

How has PC affected you? (Please add your own tales - not five-year-old news stories cut-and-pasted from other websites)

(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 10:20)
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ooh ooh ooh!
I has a quick story :)

I recently went to pick my 8 year old daughter up from an overnight stay at a friend's house.
We were leaving and had made it out the front door and were just making polite chit-chats of the "they had a great time...giggled all night etc" flavour when my daughter mentioned that she had forgotten to bring a toothbrush. No big deal..I lovingly ruffle the little scamp's hair and call her a Happy Little Mong - as you do (if you spend as much time in the gutters of the interwebs as me, anyways).
But suddenly the friendly smiles had turned to iciness...and a certain increduality, I guess :-/ "Whu...whu...what did you just call her??!"

The proverbial penny dropped.
This woman has a profoundly disabled teenage daughter.
Oh bollocks.

So I did the mature thing...mumbled some pathetic excuse - laying the blame on the interwebs. And bolted.

My daughter scolded me mercilessly all the way home, but she is still friends with her little mate and welcome at her house. I guess they just pity her for having such an awful mother :D

On reflection, I guess that wasn't so much 'PC gone mad' as ....well... me having the social graces of a dog on a lawn bowls pitch. And shockingly little tact.
(, Sun 25 Nov 2007, 15:17, 4 replies)
In secondary school, a girl got all high-and-mighty at me for taking the piss out of my Down's brother.
He's my brother; I'll be the judge of what I can say about him, thank you very much. I know he'd crack mong jokes himself if only he were able to understand them.
(, Sun 25 Nov 2007, 15:51, closed)
i think i may have just shit myself laughing

(, Sun 25 Nov 2007, 18:11, closed)
"happy little mong" Haha.
(, Sun 25 Nov 2007, 18:13, closed)
I can relate. Just yesterday I was reprimanded by my missus for calling my daughter a little cow. (She's 13 months and likes to mess with the telly, even moreso when being told not to)

My dauhter completely disregarded the insult, but picked up on her mothers scolding and my subsquent defence. Standing between us, she gave her loudest "MOOO!" yet.

I rested my case!
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 15:59, closed)

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