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    Banning the Clap

    I see that Oxford University has banned clapping. The reason being it triggers anxiety in some descendants of the people who stopped Napoleon and Hitler. Apparently Oxfordian audiences are to do a sort of jazz hands thing to signal their applause. Personally I find the idea of thousands of jazz hands much more disturbing myself.

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    I thought we'd seen the last of up twinkles and other such foolishness. As Bugs Bunny might have said "what a bunch of maroons".
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    The UK has been swirling the drain for a long time now.

    I dare say Churchill would be appalled.

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    Well the headline certainly feeds a certain narrative of college campuses, but the actual story is a bit different. https://www.truthorfiction.com/unive...ing-ban-rumor/

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    So it wasn’t banned, but “replaced as a default”? The land of Orwell certainly retains it’s flair for creepy terminology.

    If my wife ever tells me I’m replaced as her default, I think I will get the message.

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    My daughter says that at Cambridge they are now simply clapping louder to make up for it, and claims "Oxford is silly."

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    OK.. I definitely went the other way with the double-entendre headline. I think one clap should be banned, but not the other one.
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    Maybe they could compromise and clap with one hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    OK.. I definitely went the other way with the double-entendre headline. I think one clap should be banned, but not the other one.
    I read it that way too!

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    Interesting, watching the BBC coverage of some Parliament chamber "discussions", there doesn't seem to be a lot of sensitive safe-space stuff going on....

    Perhaps the story is trolling us.

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