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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I Didn't Know 'English' was a Race

- Number 2

I'm pretty sure that stupidity like this is one of the harbingers of the apocalypse.

A grandfather has been given a prison sentence for racial harassment after calling a Welsh woman "English".
Mick Forsythe used the term during an argument over a scratched car in his Welsh home town.
He called the vehicle's owner, Lorna Steele, an "English bitch".
She and her husband took great offence at the jibe and decided to take him to court.
The 55-year-old former lorry driver was found guilty of racially aggravated disorderly behaviour, and received a ten-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months.
It's not the 'bitch' part of the epithet that got him in trouble, it's the 'english' part. Apparently calling a Welshwoman an Englishwoman in anger is enough to earn you a (suspended) jail sentence in the UK.

I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to all the hosers I've called Canadian over the years.