Political correctness is once again the culprit that’s killed our joy to make witty jokes, and the parameters of what actually constitutes racism.
"Everybody’s getting tired of political correctness."
If you're a celebrity who wants to avoid the turmoil of a media s**t storm, here is a list of Ten Commandments You Shall Follow, if you want people to like you.
The “only joking” defence offered by the comically incompetent is little more than a moral pratfall and of little consolation to those unfairly wounded by low-grade wit.
It is somewhat ironic that our aim to have a respectful evidence-based rational debate about language has turned into the opposite – at least if social media is anything to go by.