Bill Haddow wrote:
Flying_john wrote: should both be seen and to act whiter than white
Given the lady's, um, er, ethnicity, perhaps you may care to re-phrase.
Really, why should he.
We're all relatively bright in this country. I think we're capable of differentiating between the use of language to define the colour of somebody's skin, or the severity of a lie, or define the type of teaching board in a classroom.
Call somebody a dirty black person, you are totally out of order. Call behaviour "whiter than white" you may as well be comparing to clean sheets - that really should be uncontentious: just don't ask somebody to "play the white man" - yes, that frankly lost its acceptability with the abolition of slavery a very very long time ago.
New snow, and clean sheets, are inherently pure and white without that having to have racial connotations.
I am Spartacus, and so is my co-pilot.