U.K.: “Council outlaws mother-in-law jokes”

by Walter Olson on October 1, 2010

At least for its employees: the London borough of Barnet admonishes staff that mother-in-law jokes, “as well as offensively sexist in their own right, can also be seen as offensive on the grounds that they disrespect elders or parents.” [Telegraph]

P.S. Notes SiouxsieLaw, in reference to this case: “In the US, we sue over mother-in-law jokes.”

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1 John Burgess 10.01.10 at 12:25 pm

Well, Barnet is a bit of a joke in London already…

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