Thursday, September 25, 2008

British Comedian Stewart Lee

A clip from the very funny and very cerebral British comedian Stewart Lee.

Near the 6 minute mark, he discusses a controversy that has been created by a British columnist who thinks newspapers there are being too politically correct. Apparently, they have a habit, when a teenage prostitute dies, of writing that she was a "woman who worked as a prostitute," instead of simply saying she was a "prostitute." One can imagine, they are trying to do the young ladies and their surviving families the dignity of not identifying them solely by their sad profession. But it's just too much for this particular columnist.

The rest of the clip is fun, too :)

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