Save Our Nursary Rhymes  

ArcticRomance 39M
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3/7/2006 7:30 am

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3/10/2006 9:14 am

Save Our Nursary Rhymes

It has got to stop, this PC madness

The 'PC Brigade' have caused another storm by rewriting a favourite nursery rhyme. They have changed Baa Baa Black Sheep to - Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep. Several nurseries have changed the traditional rhyme so as not offend ethnic minorities, it has been reported.

They say the words "black sheep" alienate and offend young black children.

And that's not the only rhyme to get a 2006 makeover.

Humpty Dumpty has a miraculous escape from impending disaster when he falls from his wall -

and stays in one piece.

Teachers say they do not want children to be upset by the human egg's scrapes.

The controversial changes, which have been seized on as political correctness gone mad, have been introduced by some nursery schools in Oxfordshire.

Stuart Chamberlain, manager of the Family Centre in Abingdon and the Sure Start centre in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, defended the move.

He told the Courier Journal newspaper: "We have taken the equal opportunities approach to everything we do. This is fairly standard across nurseries."

Wheres it all going to end.People having to draft speech and run it past censors before they have a conversation?

Heaven forbid there is such a thing as a black sheep which it was referring too.No that couldnt be....could it?

redmustang91 57M  
8566 posts
3/7/2006 8:02 am

Some kids will wonder when there is a reference to the black sheep of the family.... If it improves the Black kids self esteem I guess it is ok, but seems a little much...

ArcticRomance 39M

3/10/2006 9:14 am

if you say so redmustang.personally its all oversensitivity to me.

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