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d3vy Silver badge

Re: How Dare You!

"Basically the rule now is you cannot offend any one"

No the rule is as it has always been - Say what you want but be prepared to deal with the consequences.

"Free speech means the freedom to offend"

Yes, but most adults have learned that causing unnecessary offence isn't a great idea.

Go down to Harlem stand on a street corner and shout the N word... don't worry, as long as you explain calmly that you are within your rights to express your speech freely Im sure you will be fine.

That said I do kind of agree with you that people are far too quick to call offence now and the fall out from what is in effect a very small issue is all too often blown out of all proportion.

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