Sunday 10 October 2004

A coffee I don't tend to think of Glasgow as being a centre of political correctnessof colour please...

but the disease has apparently reached the Dear Green Place:
THE world is going mad in its abuse of political correctness. Staff at the coffee shop in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow last week allegedly refused to serve a customer who had ordered a 'black coffee', claiming that it was a racist phrase - he would only get his cuppa if he used the terminology 'coffee without milk'. I wonder how he managed to ask for white sugar?
I suppose that we should remember that the Mitchell is rather close to Glasgow's West End, an area that is just a wee bit more pretentious than elsewhere in the city. Now if they were to ban orange juice and green salad, I would fully understand.

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David Farrer said...

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The "Daily Record" hardly has a high reputation for accurate reporting. In fact it contains more fiction than "The Dandy". 
In the "Shari Low" column it is clear that the writer was struggling for good material that week. She deliberately uses the phrase "allegedly refused to serve a customer who had ordered a 'black coffee'". 
I would not be at all surprised if "allegedly" in this context means "apocryphally". A bit like all the xenophobic, anti-European headliners that so often front the Daily Express.

11 October 2004, 10:41:20 GMT+01:00
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David Farrer
Perhaps we're meant to say, "Don't put any of that white trash in my coffee"!

11 October 2004, 06:31:48 GMT+01:00
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Alastair Ross
Great fun. The nitwit at the Mitchell Library would probably have had a heart attack if the customer had described the coffee portion as niggardly.

11 October 2004, 00:19:48 GMT+01:00