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    Camra calls time on sexist names at Great British beer festival

    About time.

    https://www.theguardian.com/food/201...-beer-festival

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
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    Maybe they can try that faecal recognition Wetherspoons are trying out

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Camra calls time on sexist names at Great British beer festival

    About time.

    https://www.theguardian.com/food/201...-beer-festival
    They had a beer on today called the Cockness Monster.Sounds sexist to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    They had a beer on today called the Cockness Monster.Sounds sexist to me.
    That rather depends on which definition of sexist one uses, if this beer name is sexist then I guess our return to the days when young gels were delicate flowers who needed to be protected from the beastliness of the male has surely arrived. In this context sexist would be anything unfit to be spoken in "mixed company". The next step may be full-on Victorian prudery given the current level of puritanism, and the pervasiveness of illiberal and intolerant ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    They had a beer on today called the Cockness Monster.Sounds sexist to me.
    Probably more puerile than sexist - I find beers with double entendre names a bit tedious, with names like Betty Swollocks.

    The Jolly Farmers typically has beers from the Two Cocks brewery - it's a gay pub...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post

    The Jolly Farmers typically has beers from the Two Cocks brewery - it's a gay pub...
    Was in there a couple of months ago ,it seems I've forgotten to review it,from my notes it appears I left the cocks alone and settled for a Goose IPA.
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    Is it freedom of speech to call a drink what you want allowed, or interpretation of how one perceives the name it's been given. PC bonkers in my mind. I drink lager so what do I know when they give a drink with a normal name but I would never be offended or think a name shouldn't be allowed. As mentioned play on words etc makes it a topic but if you want to eradicate sexist words maybe get the OED to remove them from the dictionary.
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    Mrs Ale here - I think these names are just a bit of harmless fun and I've never been offended by any of them. Isn't life serious enough??
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcfczuluarmy View Post
    Is it freedom of speech to call a drink what you want allowed, or interpretation of how one perceives the name it's been given. PC bonkers in my mind. I drink lager so what do I know when they give a drink with a normal name but I would never be offended or think a name shouldn't be allowed. As mentioned play on words etc makes it a topic but if you want to eradicate sexist words maybe get the OED to remove them from the dictionary.
    Quote Originally Posted by Real Ale Ray View Post
    Mrs Ale here - I think these names are just a bit of harmless fun and I've never been offended by any of them. Isn't life serious enough??
    Agree entirely. I've never been offended by them, rather I think some of them aren't half as clever as the creator thinks. If they were genuinely witty I'd laugh, but some just make me groan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Camra calls time on sexist names at Great British beer festival

    About time.

    https://www.theguardian.com/food/201...-beer-festival
    Well if their aim was to appeal to Guardian opinion writers, they're at least succeeding on that front:

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...ist-beer-names

    To be honest, I can't recall ever laughing at novelty beer names and I do find CAMRAs image a bit too Top Gear at times. But pointless fun killing blanket bans and BBC style inclusivity quotas ? Not really a direction I am keen for them to head for.

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