"Political Correctness Gone Mad"

Discussion in 'The Human Condition' started by Yithian, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. James_H

    James_H And I like to roam the land

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    Yes, fair enough

    It's there alright, you can take a look at this page on know your meme for some examples.
     
  2. Quake42

    Quake42 Warrior Princess

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    Fair enough. Just not something I’d seen!

    I’ve seen Crusader imagery used a lot, just not the “deus vult”.
     
  3. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    I've also missed the "deus vult".
     
  4. Mungoman

    Mungoman Mostly harmless...

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    I reckon that without the P.C. attitude that we have nowadays, anyone shouting this archaic justification would be either stared at, told to fuck off, or just ignored.

    A silly bloody thing to say really - only dills would use a dead language to communicate their intentions...oh, and solicitors...and then there's judges...and literary people...an....
     
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    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    And the non compos mentis.
     
  6. blessmycottonsocks

    blessmycottonsocks Justified & Ancient

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    Absolutely. Criticise its use though and you're likely to be attacked with some bona fide ad hominems.
    So what? Carpe diem et cetera I say!
    Mea culpa if that was something of a non sequitur.
    Well tempus fugit and as a post scriptum viz Latin, only an ignoramus would dislike it? Or should Latin be allowed to requiscat in pace?
     
  7. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    Must you use it ad nauseum?
     
  8. Spookdaddy

    Spookdaddy Cuckoo

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    De gustibus non est disputandum.
     
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  9. gellatly68

    gellatly68 Deity upon a velocipede

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    That Gloria Mundi's been sick in me Transit again....
     
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    Shady Justified & Ancient

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    *Throws a bit of Latin in as well*
     
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  11. Vardoger

    Vardoger Skeptical by nature

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    This is just some Lorem Ipsum, if you ask me.
     
  12. Mungoman

    Mungoman Mostly harmless...

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    Aye - There's no accounting for taste.
     
  13. Yithian

    Yithian Incredulous Staff Member

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    Caecilius est in horto. Caecilius in horto sedet. servus est in atrio. servus in atrio laborat...
     
  14. Peripart

    Peripart Antediluvian

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    Do you remember that episode of Dr Who set in Pompeii? Peter Capaldi played Caecilius, which made me chuckle. His whole household made me think of my school Latin lessons.
     
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  15. Yithian

    Yithian Incredulous Staff Member

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    I'm afraid that the last Dr Who episode I watched was the first 'comeback' one with (was it?) Christopher Ecclestone. I thought it was rubbish and wrote it off.

    Did the subsequent series improve?
     
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  16. stuneville

    stuneville Amministratore principale Staff Member

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    Rather depends upon whom you ask.

    In fact, I'd hang on until the next series comes out, and see if the world does actually end owing to a two-hearted, shape-shifting, near-immortal time traveller in a blue phone box having significant amounts of oestrogen in its body.
     
  17. jimv1

    jimv1 Analogue Boy

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    That’s a lot of catching up to do. You could always trawl through the Who thread here and see if it would appeal.
     
  18. maximus otter

    maximus otter Recovering policeman

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    So that's why the slave in Plebs was called Grumio!

    [​IMG]

    maximus otter
     
  19. Cochise

    Cochise Justified & Ancient

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    I stopped watching when Patrick Troughton came in, though my friends had a bit of a cult thing going when Tom Baker was Doctor. Always liked the theme music though.
     
  20. Yithian

    Yithian Incredulous Staff Member

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    Was never really my thing. I grew up watching occassional episodes with Sylvester McCoy and Colin Baker--I've seen repeats of the earlier incarnations and some of those seemed more fun.

    As a fan of HHGTTG and Blake's 7, I've always felt that I should like Dr Who more than I actually do/did.
     
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    maximus otter Recovering policeman

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    I can remember watching the first ever episode.

    In later years we grew apart, though I enjoyed Tom Baker's iteration.

    A few years ago a relative by marriage who is a major Whovian encouraged me to watch an episode of a new series with him. It was the "space Titanic" one. It was like watching a Richard Curtis film or a Labour party political broadcast (but I repeat myself):

    Cue: Evil American
    Cue: Achingly right-on mixed-race couple.
    Cue: Achingly right-on fat homosexual man.

    Not for me.

    A year or two on, and I'm back under the Whovian's roof again. He persuades me to watch an episode of the latest series. (It was the "imprisoned Dalek" one):

    Cue: Evil American...

    Goodbye forever, Doctor.

    maximus otter
     
  22. blessmycottonsocks

    blessmycottonsocks Justified & Ancient

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    Tom Baker will always be THE Doctor in my book.
    He always seemed to be just one step away from insanity.
     
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    How dare you stereotype gay men as calorifically enhanced you follically challenged, chronologically enhanced level trotter!
     
  24. Cochise

    Cochise Justified & Ancient

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    Can understand that. As I say, he became a sort of cult hero to my friends and I watched some of his episodes with them.
     
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    maximus otter Recovering policeman

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    Spudrick68 Justified & Ancient

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    Apparently one of the writers went to Hollywood and I think it was him who wrote some of the great stuff, but since then it's gone off the boil for me.





    These fit into that timeline for me. And a sneak preview for anyone not in the U.K. who doesn't know what Dr Who is.
     
  27. Cochise

    Cochise Justified & Ancient

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    Nurse! Eyebleach!
     
  28. Dr_Baltar

    Dr_Baltar Left Foot of God

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    Since those two episodes, he's been running the whole show.
     
  29. Spudrick68

    Spudrick68 Justified & Ancient

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    Thank you for the info. I seem to recall reading a few years ago that the man responsible had gone to Hollywood. Obviously I'm mistaken. Oh well, I did like that type of stuff.
     
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    Dr_Baltar Left Foot of God

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    Not totally mistaken. Steven Moffat (for it is he) had a brief dalliance with Hollywood when Spielberg persuaded him to write the screenplay for him and Peter Jackson's take on The Adventures of Tintin. However, the writer's strike got in the way a bit, they ended up only using part of his script, and the lure of showrunning Who (Moffat's childhood ambition) proved too great.
     
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