This would be interesting

Not the slave labour part, obviously, but leaving that aside:

Ask, if you can, one of the Uyghur people forced by Chinese authorities to work in a labour camp to make polysilicone for solar panels.

Never knew they made the panels out of complicated fake tits.

12 thoughts on “This would be interesting”

  1. As BiS wouild tell us on that other thread, ‘silicon’ for day work, ‘silicone’ for night work. 🙂

  2. No worker should see their income plummet or have to pay to retrain if their workplace shuts down.

    And a pony.

  3. Guardian: “Sad
    seasonal affective disorder”

    Nope, “seasonal affective disorder” is SAD.

    “Sad” is a dismissive adjective commonly applied to people who write for the Guardian.

  4. Guardian style guide. Acronyms that are pronounced as a word are capital letter followed by lower case. Sad, Aids, Nato, Nasa. Those that are spelled out as letters remain all capitals. UK, GB, TUC etc.

    That may or may not be correct but it is also their style guide.

  5. The Guardian style guide probably also insists that people who write for it are ‘correspondents’ or ‘reporters’ when in reality, they are cwnts.

  6. Guardian style guide? Are they still promoting flares? (the trouser kind, not the ones the european football fans hooligans lob when they get a bit excited). And is a picture of Che’ still a symbol of rebellion or have they moved on to Roger Hallam?

  7. I forget the difference between acronyms and that other thing that applies to initialisations or whatever the hell they’re called now. No one capitalises laser or radar anymore, those have fully entered the lexicon. But Sad vs SAD or Aids vs AIDS do grate a bit, even though they are pronounced rather than spelled out.

    Anyone seen my Oxford comma?

  8. Nobody is going to be confused by the use of Nato or Cobol, but Sad (like other acronyms that form commonly used words) is too ambiguous without block capitals. It makes me Sad.

  9. afaik the correct term for silicones used in mammary-enhancement projects has been “sillycones” since the ’80s or so..

  10. “The teacher, perhaps in your child’s primary school, asking her class what they need from their education to face a future of climate chaos while the national curriculum lags far behind”

    Oh great. If we want to know what to teach in primary school, ask the kids. Of course!!!!

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