Recent 'news' that Fairytale of New York contains an offensive word - faggot. Faggot.
I've had a look at the lyrics of this scurrilous piece of objectionable writing and I am appalled at how much time has passed since it's first airing before anyone has raised an apoplectic objection to its contents.
Items that surely must offend someone.
Christmas - for feck's sake, it's the Holidays now.
Drunk tank - alcohol is the devil's drop, next to salt, sugar and red meat.
Old man - ageist!!!!
Got on a lucky one, came in at eighteen to one - betting. Sheesh!
Bum, punk, aul whoor on junk - really?
Scumbag - mother, block your ears.
Maggot - dirty!
Cheap, lousy faggot - aghast, unless we're talking about the rather tasty but humble meat dish favoured by the ne'er do wells.
Arse - gutter language.
And I haven't even started on Chuck Berry's My Ding-A-Ling.