Ofcom have apparently rapped Jeremy Clarkson over the knuckles for calling a Daihatsu car "a bit gay" and a bit "ginger beer" (rhymes with...). Hasn't Ofcom got something better to do? Neither of these remarks is remotely homophobic and they certainly weren't meant that way. I gather the ruling has led to some gay rights groups and Labour MPs calling for legislation to make such remarks illegal. What on earth is this country turning into? Free speech also means the right to offend.
If this were not the case theb HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU would have to be taken off the air. Last week Kirsty Young made a remark about the Queen receving the traditional 21 gun salute from a local high school. I'm sure the population of Dunblane found that highly offensive, but does that mean it should not have been broadcast? Of course not.
The tie I am wearing today could be described as "a bit gay". Oops, I have offended myself. Must go down to the town hall for some 'thought correction'.
UPDATE: Due to popular demand (well, from three people), here is the tie in question...