Re: [board-discuss] Re: [tdf-members] Personal: and software freedom.
On Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 04:31:38PM -0700, Brett Cornwall wrote:
On July 12, 2020 12:51:26 PM PDT, toki <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On 2020/07/10 12:59, Kev M wrote:
I might be hypersensative right now, due to the riots in the United
States, but I suspect every HR department seeking to reduce
"hostile work environment" lawsuits would flat out bar the use of
any product that contained the word "vanilla" in it, due to both
its racial, and its sexual connotations.
As a U.S. citizen I find this puzzling... I've never heard the term
vanilla to ever be remotely controversial. "Vanilla" is a term most
often used to describe something as "boring", which may provoke
sexual connotations as much as the word "fun" or "weird" does.
1) What is being sold as "vanilla ice cream" is white / cream / pale
yellow. That association is strong in people's mind, so much that
I've seen several people, on several occasions, in Europe, call
plain, unflavoured, ice cream "vanilla ice cream".
If "white hat" or "whitelist" can be controversial, I wouldn't be
surprised that "white ice cream" (which "vanilla ice cream" is
equivalent to, in people's minds), would be, too.
2) See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanilla_sex; it does not quite
mean "boring" in that context, but, well, it is a well established
To unsubscribe e-mail to: email@example.com
Posting guidelines + more: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette
List archive: https://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/board-discuss/
Impressum (Legal Info)
: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images
on this website are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License
This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is
licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2
"LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are
registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are
in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective
logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use
thereof is explained in our trademark policy