Monday, August 02, 2010


Putting it nicely

The news was running a bit about access to the sex offenders' register. (Access as in who can read it, not how to get on it.)

It was the usual business: parents worrying about shady blokes living on their street, Sarah's Law and so on.

A spokesperson was saying his bit about the potential consequences of the register being available to laypeople.

"If sex offenders are known to people other than the police or registered carers..."

He paused here. I leaned forward, interested in how he was going to euphemise the next bit.

"...They may have their houses burned down."

So much for euphemism.


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