Thursday, January 15, 2015

Oxford University Press And The Breakfast Food That Shall Not Be Named

I saw this on my Facebook news feed this morning and just had to laugh:


"One of the biggest education publishers in the world has warned its authors not to mention pigs or sausages in their books to avoid causing offence.
Oxford University Press (OUP) said all books must take into consideration other cultures if they hope to sell copies in countries across the world.
As a result, the academic publisher has issued guidance advising writers to avoid mentioning pigs or "anything else which could be perceived as pork" so as not to offend Muslim or Jewish people." -- Ewan Palmer
I guess that means that OUP will be striking the following offensive texts from their library:
 “He has forbidden you only dead animals, and blood, and the swine, and that which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for other than God.” (Quran 2:173)
 "And the pig, because it has a split hoof, but does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you. You shall neither eat of their flesh nor touch their carcass." (Deuteronomy 14:8)
What nonsense.

It's BACON!


Oh no, don't say that word!


Oxford University Press apologizes.

Charlie Hebdo, they are not.

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