Been there, and had one
Midget Gems re-named so not to insult people with dwarfism! Re-named 'Mini Gems', An insult to Mini drivers me thinks!
The point of the original post is certain sweets disappearing because their names offend certain demographics, in this case people who are vertically challenged. It's not a post about sweets that we can't get anymore for sensible reasons.You had better explain to a simple mind!
Times do change and remarkably quickly in some instances.It strikes me folks are getting upset about words.
In most cases it's not a word that is offensive but the context in which it's used.
Toff, rich, piggy, womble....
I think the problem is no-one can figure out how you prevent someone else being offensive (other than a punch on the nose) so they ban the word.
So when the chavs start using the word Sunday to refer to someone offensively will we ban it.
Some of the words currently used such as sick, reeve & what was that one used on the first episode of Apprentice?.
Once upon a time gay was never taken to mean anything other than happy.
That word got appropriated and now is apparently "owned".