Friday, 21 March 2008

"Nappy-headed hos" tops non-PC list

Describing a women's basketball team as "Nappy-headed hos" cost US radio host Don Imus his job, but has won him the #1 "politically incorrect turn of phrase" for 2007, in a survey by the Global Language Monitor.

The New York-based "shock jock" was fired from his popular morning radio program last April by CBS Radio after using the phrase "Nappy-headed hos" to describe the Rutgers University women's basketball team. (He now has a new show on New York's WABC-AM).

A popular children's book author also made the Top 10...

Lindsey Gardiner was asked by her publishers to change a fire-breathing dragon in her children's book "Who Wants a Dragon", because of fears she could be sued under health and safety regulations! ?!?

"Ho-Ho-Ho" made #2 on the annual list, after a company in Sydney suggested last Christmas that prospective Santas change their traditional greeting to "Ha-Ha-Ha", to avoid offending women.

The #3 phrase for 2007 was "Carbon Footprint Stomping", which refers to people who drive "gas-guzzling Hummers and fly private jets", considered politically incorrect in these modern "green" times.

* A selection of great "politically incorrect" t-shirts from T-Shirt Hell...

* NZ Herald: Most politically incorrect phrase of 2007 named

[ Right now I'm listening to:

^ Morena - Vodka
^ Linda Bengtzing - Hur svårt kan det va ]

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