Just a Thought

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Tuppence2

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Just a thought - compliments of RefDesk's "Thought of the Day".



Thought of the Day:


"No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.
 
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Tuppence2

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Hello J2C

Yes, you are correct for our day and time.

It was written in the days when "woman" was implicit in the terms Man - as in all Mankind.

But you knew that, didn't you :D
 

eggplant43

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Or if you want to be really PC, it would read No "person";)
 
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Do you find this political correctness a nonsense at times? I do.

:)
 

eggplant43

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Sure I do, that's why I brought it up:) But I also think it can be quite useful. If someone can become more aware, more connected, more fair by being more aware, and therefore, IMO a better, more balanced person, then I'm all for it, One of the best times I've had was reading "Politically Correct Fairy Tales" with friends. We had a lot of great laughs.
 
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Tuppence2

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They sound good. Will have to read some. Perhaps you could post some here for our delectation:)
 

eggplant43

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Here's a little taste :)





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James Finn Garner has taken 12 time-tested tales and retold them with the newfound sensitivity of our times. Here's a snippet from "Little Red Riding Hood":

The wolf said, "You know, my dear, it isn't safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone."

Red Riding Hood said, "I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to develop your own, entirely valid, worldview. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must be on my way."

Leap into a fairy-tale world where trolls are "dirt-accomplished and odor-enhanced," witches are "kindness-impaired," and Cinderella wears a gown "woven of silk stolen from unsuspecting silkworms." We can only regret that Garner had to exclude "The Duckling That Was Judged on Its Personal Merits and Not on Its Physical Appearance" for space reasons.
 

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