Hello Guys, Boys and Girls, Fellow Bloglings, Postcrossers, lieve Wereldbewoner and Rambling Readers in general.
I must begin by mentioning the latest word to be banned by the BBC. I have a degree of sympathy with those who suggest certain words and phrases that should no longer be used for the sake of political correctness. When my son died I found there were certain things that people said to me that I found offensive even though I knew the people concerned didn’t mean them to be offensive. So it must be the same for others. And then there are the words that are without doubt meant to be derogatory....
So what is the latest BBC non-word? I’ll give you a clue – it begins with a G and I’ve used it already in this post. The dreaded word is ‘Girl’. A sports reporter, record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont, joked that he’d been beaten in a judo bout by a 19-year-old g*. The word was left in when it was first broadcast despite being checked by a lawyer and a BBC executive. But subsequently this sexist word was excluded from the broadcast leaving a weird awkward pause in place of the offending word. The g… oops, nearly used it myself. The young female person in question was Judo champion Cynthia Rahming and she was left as bemused as everyone else - she'd always thought she was a girl.
The Postcard Happiness Project
The Postcard Happiness Project is an initiative that enables us to send postcards to others who could benefit from a little postal kindness. This page is about potential happiness. It’s not meant to make you sad about challenging times. It’s designed to lift your spirits in the knowledge that there’s something small and inexpensive that you can do to lift a stranger’s spirits in a big way somewhere out there. Tatjana Buisson posts stories of people who could do with a little encouragement or support in the form of friendly, physical postcards. You can check out the Postcard Happiness Project page, pick a person you resonate with, take down their postal address and send them a friendly postcard (like in the good old days).
A Third Item
I had a third item for this post but I've forgotten what it was.
A Revised Maslow Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid -