One of our more elderly parishioners, "B", had to fly from Gatwick to the north, she was stopped for a random bag search and made to turn out her handbag, after which the young woman inspected each and every item meticulously, then she said she was going to get the device for checking for explosives. "B" was commanded to wait, she was rather afraid and muttered, "But I am not a terrorist, dear".
"You can't say that", said the young woman.
"What can't I say?" asked "B" a little confused.
"You can't say that word, you are not allowed to use that word, it is forbidden!"
"B" said she was too afraid to ask who had forbidden the use of the word "terrorist", but another passenger, presumably to comfort her said, "If you had said the word, "bomb", they would have called the police.
This is absolute madness, especially as "a bearded young man of middle eastern appearance", had set off the scanner 5 times before being waived through.
Quite extraordinary, what are we coming to, were even words are prohibited?