October 14, 2005

Hey, That's Not a Bobbie

That's a member of the language police!

{...}Mary Magilton, 54, suffered cuts and bruises after being hit by the car which mounted the pavement while she was chatting with friends in Oldham and then drove off, newspapers reported on Friday.

She reported the incident but was ticked off by a police officer when she said the driver of the car was a "fat" woman.

"I was given a frosty look and told I couldn't say that. I could have said lardy, porky or podgy. But I wouldn't dare use those words," the Daily Mirror quoted her as saying.

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the description recorded on the police log of the incident did include the word "fat."

"I don't think she was severely reprimanded," the spokeswoman said, adding GMP had a policy to ensure officers used "appropriate language" that would not cause offence. {...}

Honestly. What is going on over there? First, Piglet's under fire and now a victim in an auto assault cannot describe her attacker as "fat."

Posted by Kathy at October 14, 2005 12:42 PM | TrackBack

oh, for Pete's sake, she gets hit by a car and can't even say the driver's FAT?!
Time to lapse into some really choice language.

Posted by: Fausta at October 14, 2005 12:49 PM

"hit by the car which mounted the pavement" that's one amorous car. Maybe it's just trying out new things...

Posted by: phin at October 14, 2005 01:36 PM

(Sounds like someone has been eating excessive amounts of "bangers and mash".) Maybe clinically obese would have been a kinder way of putting it.
BTW, does anyone remember the... portly gentleman in Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life"?

Posted by: Uncle Ben at October 14, 2005 04:31 PM

Mr. "Better bring me a bucket!" Creosote.

Posted by: Kathy at October 14, 2005 05:09 PM

"But it's wafer thin!"

Posted by: Uncle Ben at October 14, 2005 10:26 PM
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