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Old 10-22-2012, 02:07 PM   #14
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But has it been banned because of potential offence to other cultures? Or is it nothing to do with that?

Beware of stories claiming that x has been 'banned' because it may cause offence. In the UK at least, there is a long history of misreporting this sort of thing. It's a cynical move to push people's buttons, playing on a fear of erosion of indigenous culture.

An example is the 'rainbow sheep' story. It was reported that a UK school had stopped teaching the nursery rhyme 'baa baa black sheep' in case it caused offence to black people - they now sang 'baa baa rainbow sheep'. This story was repeated all over the UK media, and it still surfaces on the internet every so often. The only trouble is, it's not true. The school in question does get the kids to sing 'rainbow sheep' for one of the verses - along with various other colours. Nothing to do with well-meaning lefties trying to avoid racism, and everything to do with increasing the kids vocabulary.

I'm not saying that this particular 'offence' story is untrue - but it's just worth bearing in mind that (a) the school denies that's the reason and (b) media outlets are hot for any cultural erosion story.
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