Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bad Joke ?

What do you call a Pakistani cloakroom attendant?

Mahatma coat.

Thanks to Sir David Jason for that joke, and along with every other kneejerk uber politically correct section of the national media Yorkshiresoul would to denounce Sir David as an evil racist who should be birched in public and made to pay back all the royalties he's earned from all those repeats of Open All Hours and Only Fools And Horses.

Or, thinking about it for a moment, perhaps it isn't racist at all, not even one tiny bit, it's just a little play on words, it's a pun, and the British media have managed to concoct a smear story out of absolutely nothing.


  1. Wouldn't it more than likely be an Indian cloakroom attendant anyway with a name like that?

  2. Anonymous1:25 pm

    I guess it depends who's telling such jokes.

    Would you be so quick to defend if it was, say, known-racist Robert Kilroy-Silk?! I wouldn't.