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Pardon me Sir

Fur flies over racist name of Dambuster's dog - Telegraph
Peter Jackson, the New Zealander who is producing the remake:"It is not our intention to offend people. But really you are in a no-win, damned-if-you-do and damned-if-you-don't scenario.
"If you change it, everyone's going to whinge and whine about political correctness. And if you don't change it, obviously you are offending a lot of people inadvertently."
In most recent television reshowings of the 1954 film, the dog's name is either edited out or altered.
An edited version for American television has Nigger's name redubbed as Trigger.

Redubbing is all the rage - it is now "Pardon me Sir" on modern versions...

Comments

It's funny how quickly these things change. Some time in the late 80s or early 90s my wife and I went riding from some stables near Ludlow, and one of the horses was called Nigger. Neither of us saw anything strange - perhaps slightly amusing, and very faintly embarrassing because my wife is black, but that was all. Nowadays I suppose the owner of the riding stables would be in court pretty quick.

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