Thursday, January 12, 2006

Dusty

Last night we saw Dusty, a musical that has its official opening tonight I think. We only went to a preview show. It was fantastic and I expect it might do as well as Mama Mia.

While R's sister was perusing the program after the show, she came across the word 'coloured' in reference to black people. She sat back and read it again in astonishment. We learnt that in the UK, referring to black people as coloured is a no no.

While you will not hear me going on about politcal correctness, it is interesting how terms vary around the world. What is offensive in one country is inocuous in another.

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