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The tightrope of causing offence

Macphail

angusmacphail@yahoo.co.uk

OFFENDING people and being offended is an unpredictable minefield in human interaction that most of us are involved in at some point in our clumsy voyage on the seas of social integration. A recent happening brought this phenomenon to mind.

Last weekend I attended a talk that was part Glasgow’s Aye Write! literary festival. The hosts were two eminent Scottish writers whose names I will not mention to allay the possibility of perpetuating the cycle of unintended offence (I’m sure they are both staunch Oban Times subscribers).

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