Political Correctness Affects British Sign Language

Not only is political correctness rife in the everyday and worklife in the UK (and amongst many other countries in the world) but it appears to have affected Britain’s deaf community. Certain signs used in British Sign Language, are now considered as ‘offensive’ and ‘culturally insensitive’. Examples of the ‘offensive’ include signing a slanted eye when talking about the Chinese and imitating the twirling of a moustache when referring to France.

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