OUP bans use of pig, sausage or pork-related words to avoid offending Muslims
“The creatures outside looked from camel to man, and from man to camel, and from camel to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”
Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 14th January 2015
The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children’s books, in an apparent bid to avoid offending Jews and Muslims. The existence of the publisher’s guidelines emerged after a radio discussion on free speech in the wake of the Paris attacks.