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 Post subject: "Darling" ban
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 11:04 pm 
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At one of the best theatres for dance in London, ENO gets tough on luvvies:

'Darling' ban for opera workers
From the BBC website


Workers at a UK opera company have been banned from using the theatrical greeting "darling".
The English National Opera confirmed they had issued staff new guidelines on using the term of endearment.

They fear use of the word "darling" could constitute sexual harassment in the workplace.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 6:58 am 
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I guess we'll just have to call each other, "Snugglebunny".

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:20 am 
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When it comes to referring to you Salzberg, "Snugglebunny" is not the term that springs to mind.

<small>[ 23 April 2004, 09:20 AM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>


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Foofie-woofie, perhaps?


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Well yes - that was what I had in mind, Mary Ellen. How did you guess?

BTW is Foofie pronounced as in football or as in Foo Man Chou?


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Sorry, mehunt, I can't be your foofie-woofie; you belong to another (sob).

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What's next? Will the term "honey" and kissing on the cheeks be banned too?


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Quote:
The spokeswoman added: "This isn't about banning the word, it's all about the context in which it is used.

"Whilst it may be acceptable between friends, it would be thought of very differently if the term is used by a senior colleague and accompanied by a wink.
In the proper (or improper) context, "Ms. Jones" and a wink could be interpreted as sexual harassment. Ban the wink and the context.


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Oh, Jeff, you could at least be my foofie... ;) (wink) (Foo Man Chu style, I think)

<small>[ 24 April 2004, 08:21 PM: Message edited by: mehunt ]</small>


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This is beginning to sound vaguely R-Rated... :o

I also see the woofie slot is still open, guys. Now, don't stumble over yourselves.


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But everything sounds R-rated to you Azlan.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:39 am 
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No, mehunt, if I can't be a foofie-woofie, I won't be any kind of _oofie at all.

I have standards, after all. They may be low standards, but they're still standards.

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Ah, salzberg... i guess it is not to be then...


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Ah, mehunt, if only you had a sister....

<small>[ 27 April 2004, 08:03 AM: Message edited by: salzberg ]</small>

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:)


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