Funny, isn't it. Ordinarily the Hate has no truck with people having a bash at big corporations, if they've been injured by them for example; they also sneer and snipe at those who would take employers to tribunals for being appallingly shit and ruining their lives.
Yet when I read (via Jennie) about the lady who bought her son a Scrabble game for the Nintendo DS, I thought: hang on a minute. Why the sympathy?
A quick look at the photo reveals that they've lifted the story from the Screws, so it's a quick cut'n'shut for James Tozer, who knocked this together. While the surprising sympathy for someone complaining about something is there, you have to weigh that against the computers/internet=the devil unless it's Mail Online narrative, plus the 'our kids are being infected by teh evilz and it's something to do with the lefties who rule our lives' chestnut.
Thankfully, children straying onto the Mail site in between visits to lemonparty and bangbus are protected from the full-frontal horror of words thanks to tactically placed asterisks:
Mrs Carrington tried out the program for herself on Ethan's hand-held DS console and was taken aback when her 'opponent' laid down the word 't*ts'.
Eek! Imagine if a child had seen the word 'tits' by mistake! They would have gone out and mugged a granny that very evening.
Any doubt was removed when the next word the computer offered was 'f*ckers', which it defined as 'a slang word for chavs'.
See, that's the story for me. Since when has 'fucker' been a slang word for 'chav'? That's just plain wrong. I've been using the word 'fucker' for around 26 years, and I've never thought it meant chav at all. Wrong, wrong, wrong. That's the real scandal from this so-called entertainment electronic game machine!
As if that wasn't bad enough, it received a triple score and won the game for the character, whose name was Camilla.
Ha ha. Lovely comic timing from Tozer.
'I would have been horrified if Ethan had seen that word. "Sh*t" had come up as well. I was absolutely mortified.'
Shit too? Oh my giddy aunt.
'The worst thing is that there's an age rating of 3+ on the box and no advisory warning about adult language on the packaging at all,' said Mrs Carrington, who also has a two-year-old daughter, Destiny.
Is this a hoax story? Surely it can't be real? I had believed it up till the detail of the daughter being called 'Destiny' - I mean come off it! Magical stuff from Tozer; I like the cut of his gib here.
Ethan added: 'I love Scrabble, so I was really disappointed when Mum told me I couldn't play it on the DS because of the rude words. The cunts.'
OK, so I've added the last bit.
To the comments, then:
No OUP, Britain is not a modern, multicultural and multi-faith country, it is an historic, British and Christian country and publishers like you do not have the right or the place to delete words from our language and replace them with one's of your choosing!
Oh that's good. I like that comment in so many ways. Not sure if it's a subtle pisstake or not, but either way I like it. Incidentally this comment comes from another story - "Christian words deleted from OUP dictionary" which I'll look at another time.
Disgraceful. I really fear for this country's future if this sort of thing is finding its way onto games, children will think vile language is the norm. Polite language, good manners and common courtesy is disappearing and personally, I find it very scary.
Ha ha. Take that, dribbling commenter!
So she would rather he didn't learn such words? If he attends school he probably already knows them.
Sometimes the obvious needs to be said...
Maybe the solution is to buy an old fashioned board version of the game, and then spend some of your time playing it with your child, instead of keeping him occupied out of your way.
That way his opponent will instil correct values. Maybe?
Well, it's a thought. And then we get...
It is disgrace. This country is based on Christian principles and through these principles this country became prosperous. Why this country started hating itself? Who these modern politicians want to please by fighting Christianity? What is the ultimate aim of multiculturalism? We've had enough of this "modern" liberal nonsense.
Ouch. Lowest rated comment I've seen so far on the Mail's site. And rightly so!
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