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Midget Gems

Post by basil6345789 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:05 pm

Are to be no more - name offensive to a Scouse Uni professor with dwarfism. More products to be renamed, according to telly.

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Bosscat » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:07 pm

Are wine gums going to be offensive to Alcoholic people without teeth 🤔
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Re: Midget Gems

Post by HahaYeah » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:08 pm

As long as it doesn't affect Mary, Mungo and Midge. :geek:

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Buxtonclaret » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:10 pm

Can't believe boxes of Black Magic chocs have survived this long........
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Re: Midget Gems

Post by gsyclaret » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:10 pm

love midget gems, Lion brand are the best, the black ones taste like liquorice, cannot get them in Guernsey, have to order off amazon.
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Re: Midget Gems

Post by RVclaret » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:20 pm

gsyclaret wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:10 pm
love midget gems, Lion brand are the best, the black ones taste like liquorice, cannot get them in Guernsey, have to order off amazon.
Yep lion easily the best! Same with sports mixtures
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Re: Midget Gems

Post by yorkyclaret » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:23 pm

What if you drive an MG Midget?

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Bosscat » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:24 pm

yorkyclaret wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:23 pm
What if you drive an MG Midget?
Apparently this University Prof has no problem with things like the MG Midget etc just the sweets Midget Gems 🤔

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by tiger76 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:25 pm

Buxtonclaret wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:10 pm
Can't believe boxes of Black Magic chocs have survived this long........
Are they still a thing?, haven't noticed them for years, but I don't partake in chocolate much these days.

I'm :shock: Dolly Mixtures are still around.

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by TheFamilyCat » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:26 pm

I thought Lions were bought out by Maynards the midget gems and sports mixtures went ****?

My brother used to work next door to the Lions factory in Cleckheaton where you could by the big shop size boxes.

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by gandhisflipflop » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:26 pm

Yorkie - it’s not for girls

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Zlatan » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:29 pm

I thought it was only M&S renaming them to mini gems, fairly sure you’ll still be able to buy politically incorrect midget gems from other suppliers

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Boss Hogg » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:29 pm

If you have an MG Midget does the badge have to be removed so it doesn’t offend someone ? Do you have to call it something else when you book it in for a service in case the guy at the garage is less than 5ft tall.

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Re: Midget Gems

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by TheFamilyCat » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:35 pm

Boss Hogg wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:29 pm
If you have an MG Midget does the badge have to be removed so it doesn’t offend someone ? Do you have to call it something else when you book it in for a service in case the guy at the garage is less than 5ft tall.
Probably not

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Burnley1989 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:35 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:26 pm
I thought Lions were bought out by Maynards the midget gems and sports mixtures went ****?

My brother used to work next door to the Lions factory in Cleckheaton where you could by the big shop size boxes.
No mate you can still get them, we used to buy the big boxes from Oswaldwistle mill, if you get the football ones from Tesco they’re Lions as well. The Maynards are rubbish but I have them every now and again.

Lions fruit salad are good as well but obviously the blacks aren’t liquorice.

Arguably the biggest fan in the world :lol: I eat them at least once or twice a week and have all my life.

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Stayingup » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:36 pm

The seven Dwarfs are toast!!!

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by gsyclaret » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:39 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:35 pm
No mate you can still get them, we used to buy the big boxes from Oswaldwistle mill, if you get the football ones from Tesco they’re Lions as well. The Maynards are rubbish but I have them every now and again.

Lions fruit salad are good as well but obviously the blacks aren’t liquorice.

Arguably the biggest fan in the world :lol: I eat them at least once or twice a week and have all my life.
just tried to purchase some from amazon, unavailable apparently :shock:

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Bosscat » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:39 pm

Stayingup wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:36 pm
The seven Dwarfs are toast!!!
We now have Mini Conifers, Mini Hyacinths etc etc in the garden not allowed to use the D word any more 🙄
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Re: Midget Gems

Post by bobinho » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:41 pm

Surprised there isn't a post backing this to the hilt yet.... :o

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by alboclaret » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:45 pm

Wait till undies are mixed in with the bras and knickes in next. They'll do away with mens section it will just be "clothes"

I do believe this madness period we live in currently will pass eventually. It has to. It can't keep on, on this trajectory. Eventually we will look back at this time and shake our head (like some are already) roll our eyes and think that **** we got real.

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by bfcjg » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:47 pm

Brown bears
Tall boy cabinets
White wash
Straight mile
Puff the magic dragon
Black out
I'm working myself into a frenzy on behalf of the aforementioned victims.

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by HitchinClaret » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:48 pm

Midget gems are a bit crap anyway, happy with this unless it goes further and I won’t be able to buy faggots any more!

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by CaptainKirk » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:49 pm

I ran into the back of some bloke last week near ASDA.
A dwarf got out and said “I’m not happy!”
I said “which one are you then?”
I’ll get me coat.
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Re: Midget Gems

Post by karatekid » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:50 pm

Candy cigarettes
Spangles
Black Jacks
Sherbet dib dab
Army and navy tablets

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by claret2018 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:51 pm

I’m absolutely furious at this despite it having absolutely no impact on my life whatsoever
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Re: Midget Gems

Post by arise_sir_charge » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:52 pm

Zlatan wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:29 pm
I thought it was only M&S renaming them to mini gems, fairly sure you’ll still be able to buy politically incorrect midget gems from other suppliers
Maynards to follow.

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by conyoviejo » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:53 pm

Need to rename them .

P.O.R.G. Gems

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Billy Balfour » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:53 pm

Just read that Smarties will be banned next year. Apparently, they are offensive to Thickies.
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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Bosscat » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:56 pm

Its not PC to suck on a Fishermans Friend any more 🙄
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Re: Midget Gems

Post by tarkys_ears » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:57 pm

gsyclaret wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:10 pm
love midget gems, Lion brand are the best, the black ones taste like liquorice, cannot get them in Guernsey, have to order off amazon.
Nowt wrong with a 2kg box... Except maybe that they used to be 3kg!

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by CombatClaret » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:58 pm

alboclaret wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:45 pm
Wait till undies are mixed in with the bras and knickes in next. They'll do away with mens section it will just be "clothes"
What next, women wearing trousers, girls playing with blue toys!?

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by claret2018 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:00 pm

CombatClaret wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:58 pm
What next, women wearing trousers, girls playing with blue toys!?
I saw a woman driving a bus the other day. Political correctness gone mad!

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by cbx750 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:03 pm

tarkys_ears wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:57 pm
Nowt wrong with a 2kg box... Except maybe that they used to be 3kg!
They were 7Lb in the good old days, sturdy card with metal grips at the corners.
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Re: Midget Gems

Post by LeadBelly » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:04 pm

Zlatan wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:29 pm
I thought it was only M&S renaming them to mini gems, fairly sure you’ll still be able to buy politically incorrect midget gems from other suppliers
I believe it's only M&S who have changed that name to "mini gems".

M&S lately have been really bending over for the "woke brigade" ("preferred pronoun" badges for staff; "an inclusive lingerie range inspired by the global conversation on racial inequality following the horrific death of George Floyd).

My forays into M&S in the past 10 years have been solely for thermal undershirts and briefs but I've concluded that most of their (non-food) customers are older/less trendy types (M&F). Its difficult to see that giving into to woke extremism plays well with this group.

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Burnley1989 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:30 pm

gsyclaret wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:39 pm
just tried to purchase some from amazon, unavailable apparently :shock:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183814848822 ... SwGXlbmE86

I’ll pick you one up from Bookers in Rosegrove, I get them from there as well

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Burnley1989 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:32 pm

Love Poor Ben’s as well

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by basil6345789 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:35 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:56 pm
Its not PC to suck on a Fishermans Friend any more 🙄
They never could touch you for it - not since the mid-sixties, anyway

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Vintage Claret » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:39 pm

Don't get me started on a finger of fudge..

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by claretblue » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:58 pm

Buxtonclaret wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:10 pm
Can't believe boxes of Black Magic chocs have survived this long........
I know…they’re generally all gone by 3 days after Christmas!
:D
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Re: Midget Gems

Post by ClaretMov » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:06 pm

Shortbread biscuits will be next

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by ClaretMov » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:08 pm

And blackjacks

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Jamesy » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:23 pm

They will be looking to ban Dwarf throwing next. :lol:

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by Devils_Advocate » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:35 pm

Billy Balfour wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:53 pm
Just read that Smarties will be banned next year. Apparently, they are offensive to Thickies.
Yep those Tory voters do tend to be easily triggered

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by DCWat » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:20 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:35 pm
Yep those Tory voters do tend to be easily triggered
Your alarm must need syncing - I expected you far sooner on this one ;)
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Re: Midget Gems

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by strayclaret » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:37 pm

I am sure I read manholes were going to be renamed :roll:

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Re: Midget Gems

Post by elwaclaret » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:37 am

Best marketing MS has done in years… it was even talked about on question time, someone is in for a promotion. That they had a peg to claim on the ‘new world’ table, Maggie Thatcher would be spinning.

As for me I rarely ask for them so no one will see that my eyes still see a midget gem, just like they still see Marathon when I see the wrapper and opel fruits… which I cannot even remember the name of.
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Re: Midget Gems

Post by ClaretinJapan » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:01 am

If they were always placed on the top shelf, I can't see a problem.
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Re: Midget Gems

Post by ClaretMov » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:34 am

ClaretinJapan wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:01 am
If they were always placed on the top shelf, I can't see a problem.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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