The Daily Mail has worked itself up into a right tizz over last Friday's episode of ITV1 soap Emmerdale, in which a chalked shopping list was seen to contain the items "jam rags" and "pile cream". The offending shopping list as seen in Emmerdale PA explains that the outrage was "visible during Friday's episode as a drunk …
...they'd all just fuck off. I mean really fuck right off. Bloody Daily Fail.
I assume they just troll sometimes... right?
Wait you mean they are serious!
To be fair to Daily Mail readers...
...almost all the highest rated commentards are along the lines of "get over it, it's actually quite funny"
I never thought I'd EVER write a title like that and mean it. Must lie down and think about puppies and flowers for a bit. Yeah, that'll help.
I don't get it.
Excuse me, I'm just a dumb german, but I don't see anything offensive in the term jam rag. Sounds like some kind of cleaning equipment for marmalade or something.
Anyhow, on second thought I really, really, really don't care.
I am a german too
But I have bother to google for it, and figured that this is certainly something that a woman might need although she might not call it by that name.
i didnt know what a jam rag was until this article.
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I still don't.
fighting the urge to rant at the Daily Fail and all the retards that read it.
I guess they've never sat their kids down in front of Jeremy Kyle then!
as jeremy vie is flagged unsuitable for younger children because of adult themes
Also unsuitable for any decent adult as far as I can tell too?
Aw, go on...
There can never be enough people ranting at the pile of poo called the daily mail.
lmao.....can't believe anyone would complain over that. Its probably the most entertaining thing I've seen on a soap for years
The joys of HD TV
A few years ago no one could have possiby read that in TV. Bring back the fuzzy ficture and save the kids.
Enough damage is being done to children by just watching Emmerdale, it's hardly like a comedy black board is going to make that worse.
I had to cover my young son's eyes
Get a grip. She should have covered her sons ears so he couldn't hear daddy upstairs banging the nanny.
Do people still
I stopped watch that shit when Amos Brierley left...
I stopped watching it...
...when it stopped being Emmerdale Farm
Yeah those were the days...
..Ay up Amos!.. Oh Ay up Mr Wilkes...... Cut from the pub to a lost sheep...and cut. Shows over again for another week....
Never watched it
"...when it stopped being Emmerdale Farm"
Just to make you feel depressed and old, that happened 21 years ago...
I'm shocked - shouldn't be allowed!
How dare any parent force a child (any child) to watch Emmerdale.
/coat - mines the one with the printed edition of urbandictionary in the pocket. Jam rags, lol.
"I was stunned when my son, who is only seven, turned around and asked me what a jam rag was."
As stunned as she was when her 7 year old started asking about infidelity, same-sex relationships, domestic violence or any other adult-themed staples of the genre?
"Jam Rag" can be explained away as a cloth for cleaning up spilled preserves. She should be proud her son could read.
""Jam Rag" can be explained away as a cloth for cleaning up spilled preserves"
But I rather think a better response would be to explain that it's a colloquial and slightly derogatory term for a sanitary towel. Lying to children just to avoid a bit of short-term embarrassment is a) setting quite a bad precedent, and b) rather pointless, as you will always be found out, especially in these days of easy access to Google, which has now replaced the school playground as the fount of all seven-year-old knowledge.
Your kiddo will effortlessly pick up on your sudden flinch and hesitant, semi-coherent explanation, and then google for the actual meaning (and find far worse stuff all around, using that keyword!). So the truth is the simplest way out...
It's the same as it used to be, I could tell when my mom was lying --- but then there was no google (nor altavista), and running to your friends got you an even less probable (but more colourful) explanation.
Three words for Mediawatch and the DM
"Get" and "a" and "grip".
BAN THIS SICK FILTH! etc.
Erm... why can't the parents just say "I don't know" or "they just write anything on those lists" or make something up - I can't imagine the kids are ever likely to remember? Or, shock-horror, just tell them the truth and tell them it's not appropriate to say it in general use?
I thought dealing with "difficult" questions was part of being a parent?...
And the answer is, a Dance Dance Revolution controller mat. Since that was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard the term.
or the grammar nazi option..
"no darling, they forgot the comma. it's "Jam, rags"
Who writes on chalkboards any more? Surely they're so frickin tech savvy in the woolpack now they're all making notes about the jam rags on their iPads?
It's the lack of _reality_ I really find offensive. I mean, honestly, it's supposed to be a soap, reflective of the real world, where real aircraft crash into small villages and wipe out half the population because things are getting boring and nobody's watching... <grumbles>
Despite Phil and Grant running a car repair/servicing business, no-one but Ian owns a car.
I mean, who watches Emmerdale anyway? FFS, it makes Crossroads look like Shakespeare.
sanitary towels and hemorrhoid cream...
written in chalk in background may damage a child's fragile sensibilities more than seeing a drunk irish bloke stumble around on a poor excuse for a television show?
Just tell the sensitive kiddies that it said "Lad Mags".
Same thing, really.
Is it just me, or are those unrelated quotes suspiciously similar?
"I couldn't believe my eyes" / "I was stunned"
"it's not the kind of language" / "It's not the kind of thing"
"my young son" / "my son, who is only seven"
"one of our oldest soaps" / "a programme like Emmerdale"
No, I'm sure it's just me.
they let a 7 year old
watch soaps, then complain about some dirty slang?
don't know about uk, but in the us soaps have people behaving badly, back stabbing, murders, deception, and on and on. If i were a prude i would not want my kids to watch them.
Call the NSPCC
Surely there's a law against inflicting soap opearas on 7 year olds!
If I knew...
...who had managed to sneak those on there, I'd buy them a pint. I'm prepared to bet that there were high-fives all round when that went to air.
As for the poor shrinking violets who are getting their knickers in such a twist over it, well, what can one say? FFS? Get a life? Aw, diddums, did da nasty man make rudey words in your poor ikkle eyesies?
There really are just too many human beings on this planet. I suggest that anyone who gets themselves into such a state of high dudgeon over "jam rags" (or, indeed, "pile cream" or anything similarly mild and inoffensive) should be assigned to the first batch to be culled when the fossil fuels and food really do start running out.
viewing if they are bored enough to notice the back ground scenery..
wasn't there something similar a few years ago from 'stenders?
if its removed from the TV, i certainly wont complain, pile of crap.
"It's not the kind of thing you want your kids seeing"
Pretty much applies to Emmerdale full stop doesn't it?
And the advertisers...
Don't they flog jam rags & pile cream during the breaks?
Give me an onion so I can shed a tear
It's not beyond the bounds of possibility that a similar shopping list in the home of a DM reporter might end with essential items "KY" and "Rent Boy".
Sadly, were such a list to be broadcast, it would likely go right over the heads of the Blue Rinse brigade.
Daily Mail readers read the Daily Mail to get good and angry at whatever contrived injustice/moral transgression the Daily Mail chooses to feed them. Makes them feel superior.
I, on the other hand, sometimes read the Daily Mail to get good and angry at whatever Daily Mail readers are getting good and angry about. Makes me feel superior.
So there I was making some jam...
Well it might have been marmalade actually, if I recall... Anyway it was for the next WI jumble sale, to go with my coconut macaroons. And I spilled some on the worktop. I was just popping to the shops to get some rich tea biccies anyway, so I jotted down a quick list to remind me to get some jam rags to wipe up the spilled marmalade with.
What, did you think I meant something else? Why you have a filthy mind young lady! You should be ashamed of yourself!
Oh, and if you haven't tried a strawberry-pile cream-cake you haven't lived. The recipe? Well you need a pound of fresh strawberries, piled on top of about 2 dozen butter scones, and a some whipped double cream to top it all off. Delicious!
Urban dictrionary defines it as
A piece of towel stained with jam after you consume a jam-filled doughnut and wiped your face with said towel.
Close enough I guess.
and the remaining items should
PH because she would be very familiar with the items under discussion