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 wintertree 25 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Watch out, “Mr Fusion”.

In reply to Blue Straggler:

Sounds like a perverse sexual practice favoured by vegetarians. 

 Billhook 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

We've all to be 'Woke' now.  Even potatoes.

Post edited at 06:31
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 Lankyman 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

It's potatical correctness gone mad!

 deepsoup 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

Is it bollocks.  It's PR and marketing gone completely normal.  They're tweaking the brand a bit and picking up some free publicity while they're at it with a view to selling more plastic toys.

 Tom Valentine 26 Feb 2021
In reply to deepsoup:

Rowan Atkinson had better get sorted out.

 Bob Kemp 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

> It's potatical correctness gone mad!

Have you got a chip on your shoulder about this?

 deepsoup 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

> potatical

Oops.  Sense of humour failure earlier - hadn't properly opened my eyes before mashing the keyboard.

Post edited at 09:29
 wercat 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Mr Potato Head still lives and holds sway in the form of Matt Hancock

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 Eric9Points 26 Feb 2021
In reply to wercat:

> Mr Potato Head still lives and holds sway in the form of Matt Hancock

Alex Salmond actually.

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In reply to Eric9Points:

> Alex Salmond actually.

Does that version have sex pest genitals?

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 Le Sapeur 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

"They Motivator" is back in the gym.

In reply to Blue Straggler:

They could have expanded the range to Mrs, Ms, Mx Potato Head...

 Hat Dude 26 Feb 2021
In reply to deepsoup:

They deserve a kick in the spuds!

 wintertree 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Mr Coffee and Mr Radar are right out too...

 Lankyman 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Bob Kemp:

> Have you got a chip on your shoulder about this?

I've got bigger fish to fry

 mondite 26 Feb 2021
In reply to captain paranoia:

> They could have expanded the range to Mrs, Ms, Mx Potato Head...

They have already had Mrs Potatohead for a while now. All they appear to be doing is renaming the top level branding to reflect that.

 tjdodd 26 Feb 2021

In reply to:

At a meeting at work yesterday someone mentioned that it is now aggressive to use full stops  I am not sure how we are supposed to write sentences anymore  But I will try

 DaveHK 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Billhook:

> We've all to be 'Woke' now.  Even potatoes.

We don't all need to be woke, we just need to try not to be biased or discriminatory.

Post edited at 10:54
 Andy Hardy 26 Feb 2021
In reply to captain paranoia:

> They could have expanded the range to Mrs, Ms, Mx Potato Head...

Maris?

 DaveHK 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Andy Hardy:

> Maris?

Kerr's Pinks are going to be problematic.

In reply to Eric9Points:

> Alex Salmond actually.

Vin Diesel! 

 FactorXXX 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Is it true that Mr Men is now going to become:

 plyometrics 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

This reads like a Daily Mash article...

 Eric9Points 26 Feb 2021
In reply to tjdodd:

> At a meeting at work yesterday someone mentioned that it is now aggressive to use full stops  I am not sure how we are supposed to write sentences anymore  But I will try

Presumably the use of a question mark is now regarded as harassment?

 tjdodd 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Eric9Points:

Stop harassing me with your question mark

In reply to tjdodd:

The context to that seems to be that a survey of teens found they were more likely to view a one or two word text message as passive aggressive or sarcastic if it had a full stop. That doesn’t feel all that surprising.

Cool.

Whatever.

What your colleague thinks that has to do with your job I have no idea. Unless your work involves sending large numbers of text messages to children. 

 Eric9Points 26 Feb 2021
In reply to tjdodd:

I'm sorry

I hope the inverted comma isn't showing undue familiarity and disrespect.

 wercat 26 Feb 2021
In reply to tjdodd:

that would make it very hard to use morse code or decimal numbers without being agressive

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 Philip 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Excelllent. A whole thread of men giving their view on gender equality. Just what the world needs. Keep up the good work.

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 THE.WALRUS 26 Feb 2021
In reply to FactorXXX:

> Is it true that Mr Men is now going to become:

Actually, He Man has already been rebranded:

Mr Men will have to choose another acceptably inclusive branding. Mz Mxn, perhaps??

Post edited at 13:45
In reply to Philip:

Like puppies in training, they do need multiple outlets 

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In reply to tjdodd:

> At a meeting at work yesterday someone mentioned that it is now aggressive to use full stops

About six years behind the times, then...

 FactorXXX 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Philip:

> Excelllent. A whole thread of men giving their view on gender equality. Just what the world needs. Keep up the good work.

That implies that you believe that women would have a different opinion to the male posters on this thread and therefore it appears that you are gender stereotyping on their behalf.
Which is nice... 👨👩🧑

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 mack 26 Feb 2021
In reply to deepsoup:

> Oops.  Sense of humour failure earlier - hadn't properly opened my eyes before mashing the keyboard.

Your brain must be (deep) fried.

In reply to mack:

it’s the thin end of the wedge 

 FactorXXX 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

> it’s the thin end of the wedge 

When it boils down to it you are probably right, but lets hope if the chips are down that it manages to sauté itself out.

 MonkeyPuzzle 26 Feb 2021
In reply to FactorXXX:

Mash the tateriarchy!

 Andy Hardy 26 Feb 2021
In reply to MonkeyPuzzle:

Right on sibling, let's root it out

 graeme jackson 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Philip:

> Excelllent. A whole thread of men giving their view on gender equality. Just what the world needs. Keep up the good work.

Did you bother to read the thread or did you simply dive in regardless to express your outrage? Prior to your comment, there hadn't been anyone giving their views on gender equality. In fact, as is usual with UKC threads there was more discussion about people that looked like potatoes and teenagers opinions of the full stop than there was about gender.  

In reply to Blue Straggler:

PR campaign to be run by starchy & starchy

In reply to graeme jackson:

> Did you bother to read the thread or did you simply dive in regardless to express your outrage? Prior to your comment, there hadn't been anyone giving their views on gender equality. 

There are five

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 deepsoup 26 Feb 2021
 aln 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

The ultimate potato head https://images.app.goo.gl/UGeGRd59S6z9Tq4w5

 yorkshireman 26 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

It's such a non-story being used to fuel outrage and clicks by various news outlets.

You can still buy Mr and Mrs Potatohead.

Hasbro are simply offering an option that might be more sensitive to a small number of their potential customers. It only took 3 comments into the thread for someone to decry we're all being forced to be woke. We're not. You can continue to buy your gender binary potato heads if you want.

I suppose everyone got what they wanted. Hasbro got their publicity, non-traditional families got a more representative toy, news outlets got their clicks and angry gammons got something to rant about.

 Sean_J 26 Feb 2021
In reply to yorkshireman:

Don't forget to add that some people also got to feel smug on the internet

 deepsoup 26 Feb 2021
In reply to aln:

The producers of Doctor Who are so woke they time-travelled back to the 1970's to make their potato head gender neutral.

 Maggot 26 Feb 2021
In reply to yorkshireman:

> Hasbro are simply offering an ...

Someone on telly this morning suggested that maybe the company itself should consider changing its name

In reply to yorkshireman:

Well put.

Sauteed!

 FactorXXX 27 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

> There are five

Five?
Really?
Care to list them?

In reply to FactorXXX:

> Five?

> Really?

> Care to list them?

No, I don’t really care to list them for you, FactorXXX.

They are in the thread. Some subtle, sure. Subjective interpretation, sure.

But UKC forum regulars are good with nuance and subtlety so I am sure you can find them if you can be bothered. 

If you’re not actually that bothered, that’s absolutely fine by me and presumably everyone else too. 

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 FactorXXX 27 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

> No, I don’t really care to list them for you, FactorXXX.
> They are in the thread. Some subtle, sure. Subjective interpretation, sure.
> But UKC forum regulars are good with nuance and subtlety so I am sure you can find them if you can be bothered. 
> If you’re not actually that bothered, that’s absolutely fine by me and presumably everyone else too. 

So, basically there aren't five then...

 DerwentDiluted 27 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Are King Edwards now to be called Wallace Simpsons?

Post edited at 07:53
Blanche DuBois 27 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

> “Mr.” being dropped from brand

Must be better things going on in the world than this to be outraged about.

 Fat Bumbly2 27 Feb 2021
In reply to Blanche DuBois:Yes.... all distractions welcomed right now. So much not to see.

In reply to Blanche DuBois:

Can we all try to see eye to eye

 bouldery bits 27 Feb 2021
In reply to Philip:

> Excelllent. A whole thread of men giving their view on gender equality. Just what the world needs. Keep up the good work.

Let's examine this statement.

Men make up roughly half the people, right?

Cool.

So why are you denying the lived experience of half of us?

You're an oppressor! 

I'm going for a run.

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 bouldery bits 27 Feb 2021
In reply to Sean_J:

> Don't forget to add that some people also got to feel smug on the internet

This is me.

 THE.WALRUS 27 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

I'm not sure which is more ridiculous. Dropping the 'Mr' from 'Mr Potato Head. Or giving a sh1t that the 'Mr' has been dropped at all.

On the plus-side, expending time and energy arguing about the gender identity of a plastic Maris Piper, is less of a waste-of-time than the standard issue-UKC white-privilege-racism debate.

Actually, I'm rather enjoying it!

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 graeme jackson 28 Feb 2021
In reply to Blue Straggler:

> No, I don’t really care to list them for you, FactorXXX.

Can you list them for me then please? I'm afraid they're way too subtle for my neanderthal geordie sensibilities to spot. 

In reply to graeme jackson:

No


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