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Cheeky cheesemaker fails to copyright how things taste

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Re: Witte wieven

Has political correctness creeped in to El Reg me asks? Can’t seem to attribute colour of skin or “whiteness” to anything out there in Lalaland anymore. It’s sadly taken as an offence instead of being seen as simply descriptive.

Reminds me of how we renamed White Russia to become Belarus, the actual localised name of the country. Why did we do this? After all we still call it its neighbour Poland not Polska for example.

Bela still means white and Rus still refers to Russia. Politically expedient but logically pointless because the country name has not changed.

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