What triggers you? Halloween costumes? Chalk? Bobblehead dolls? Hats that endorse a legitimate presidential candidate? Well, for Kate_Smurthwaite she gets triggered from altered nursery rhymes.
Wikipedia says that Kate Smurthwaite is a “British stand-up comedian, and political activist, and a radical feminist.” She appeared on Sky News to debate author Peter Lloyd about the all-important topic of “Are pet names offensive?”
When the Sky News anchor asked Lloyd if there were words that offend him he said, “not particularly,” adding “if there were some I certainly wouldn’t want them banned.” He then brilliantly entrapped Smurthwaite with a harmless old nursery rhyme.
Instead of saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” Lloyd altered the words to say, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but there will always be things to offend a feminist.”
Seconds later, Smurthwaite proved his point to the umpteenth level.
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The feminist erupts in a rage and threatens to not appear on the show ever again if she is not allowed to go on a tear.
Meanwhile Lloyd just chuckles.
Way to prove his point.
Imagine getting so infuriated over a nursery rhyme? That looks exhausting. I guess I’d be angry all the time too if words hurt me.