Spotted Richard!...(sorry couldn't resist.)

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Spotted Richard!...(sorry couldn't resist.)

Post by PhilHunt » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:46 pm

I saw this article and I thought it would probably get the anti-PC crowd going. It does seem a bit OTT.
Spotted Dick gets its name back

Flintshire council has reversed its decision to rename the pudding Spotted Dick, after accusations of political correctness.

Canteen bosses had decided it would be called "Spotted Richard" after "several immature comments from a few customers".

But following criticism from employees and angry correspondence from people around the UK, the council has announced the dessert will be reverting to its traditional name.

The council's chief executive, Colin Everett, told the BBC: "Although the majority have seen the humorous side of the story, the impression given in the media that the council might have been 'politically correct' has led to some derision and, sadly, to a number of abusive letters being sent in from across the country."

Mr Everett explained that the name had been changed to "Spotted Richard" in light of the "childish comments of one regular customer.

"Spotted Dick will be back on the menu under its proper and proud name. In future, any customers who act in this childish way will be asked to behave properly or will be refused service," he added.

Klaus Armstrong-Braun, a Flintshire councillor, said: "It's a great victory for Spotted Dick and for everyone who makes it. It's made Flintshire a laughing stock all over the world. I've had lots of letters criticising them.
"It's all the more ridiculous when we now learn that only one person was responsible for making smutty remarks which led them to get rid of something which has been a tradition for more than 150 years."
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Post by trolley » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:56 am

Spotted Dick, meet Wet Nellie and her singing hinnie.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:31 am

.. sadly PhilH the PCness of some people knows no bounds nor consideration .. when my brother-in-law was in hospital with incurable cancer a couple of nurses insisted that he only be allowed to have his "real" name shown above his bed .. you see his "real" name is Richard BUT he was known for his entire life as Dick .. everyone knew Dick Holley .. in the end they simply could not keep up with every mate who arrived and promptly changed the name to Dick .. by weight of numbers Dick won ..

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Post by Ken Greenwald » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:58 am

Phil, And the Flintshire council must have thought long and hard about banning Melville’s Moby . . . Moby . . . Moby-Richard from its public library and school reading lists.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:28 pm

There's a great little bookshop in Taos, New Mexico called Moby Dickens. I love that name!
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