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Can I still pick b – – – – berries ?

Posted by Big John on August 7, 2014

I see that some nutter a senior lecturer in sociology has said that although .. “Gardeners’ Question Time is not the most controversial show on BBC Radio 4, yet it is layered, saturated with racial meanings,” .. and that .. “people were vicariously living out their nationalist and fascist fantasies through horticultural chatter on plant species”.. with .. “gardening as a means through which white people can express their identity without appearing to be racist”.

No, I’m not making this up. You can read all about it … HERE !

When I have, on occasion, listened to the programme I have always been amazed at the amateur gardeners’ knowledge of the ‘Latin’ names of plants, such as ‘Rhodochiton Volubilis’, which is more commonly known as ‘black man’s willy’, which when mentioned in a 2008 episode outraged some listeners.

I wonder which one of today’s three equally ‘offensive’  words outraged them …

… ‘BLACK’ .. ‘MAN’ .. or .. ‘WILLY’ ? 

3 Responses to “Can I still pick b – – – – berries ?”

  1. Grannymar said

    Probably all three!

  2. Gabbygeezer said

    Well, I’ve always been a bit nervous about “non-native species.”

  3. Ginnie said

    When I read your heading I thought …”why can’t I still pick BLUEberries?” but then realized that we Whites have always been threatened by those awful Blues…just a racist thing we can’t seem to get rid of.

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