Yet more proof that the world is becoming ever more woke and is fast losing the plot with the latest news that the Entomological Society of America is doing away with the name Gypsy Moth on the grounds that it is an ethnic slur.

Apparently they are doing away with the name gypsy ant as well, although I have to admit I have never heard of a gypsy ant or perhaps it’s only found in America.

The justification for doing away with the name gypsy was it has been rejected by Romani people a long time ago and no-one wants to be associated with a harmful invasive pest, I assume they are referring to the moth.

The Entomological Society is on the lookout for a new name for the moth and are open to suggestions which is just as well as the last time they changed a name a committee of fish experts changed the name of the Jewfish to Goliath Grouper.

Clearly I wouldn’t leave these people in charge of a cocktail party in an off licence judging by their previous effort but if they are so desperate to change a perfectly decent name that has been around for decades so be it but let’s hope they don’t get ideas above their station and try to change the name on the rather wonderful Gypsy Moth aircraft.

The 'Out of Africa' De Havilland Gipsy Moth


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  1. SueW says:

    And are they planning on recalling history books So that they too can be rewritten?

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