Did you know that when Collins dictionary recently added a bunch of new words to their latest edition, they were happy to include a racial slur?
Now, obviously, it wasn't the 'N' word, nor was it disparaging insult towards Chinese or Asian people.
No, this was so much worse! It insulted every white man everywhere. Apparently.
Yes, Collins included the phrase 'gammon', which is frequently used to describe middle-aged white men whose faces go red with fury whenever they encounter political correctness.
It's quite a clever phrase, as these things go. But bizarrely, if not entirely surprisingly, the dictionary compilers were accused by some people (as it happens, mostly white, middle-aged men whose faces go red with fury whenever they encounter political correctness) of fostering hatred and contempt for the most despised and put upon section of society - straight, white men.
Yes, indeed, whenever I sit down with my equally gammon mates, we love nothing more than to have a little cry about how the straight, white man just can't get a break in this town.
Seriously, though, did you ever hear such nonsense as people trying to claim that calling someone 'gammon' is as offensive as using, for instance the 'N' word?
I was worried something like this would happen eventually, and here we are - we now have the Victim Olympics and those puce-faced gammon, sorry, middle-aged men, are determined to get their own medal.
I was called gammon recently, but the fact that the insult was delivered by a bloke who is even older and certainly a lot paler than I am, just made the whole thing even more deliciously absurd.
I wasn't offended, nor am I ever offended when someone uses the old "male, stale and pale" line.
There's a very simple reason why I'm not offended - because I'm not an eejit.
Proclaiming your own victimhood is never a good look, and it looks even more irredeemably stupid when it's grown men whining about being named after a piece of ham.
People should be able to throw out whatever insult they want, and it's up to the recipient to choose whether to get the hump. After all, we choose to get offended, it's not a reflexive physical response. Seriously lads, get over it - life's too short and there are too many eejits out there as it is.
In fact, you can call me the gammon of knowledge...