No, I don't like that term, non-PC, so let's be politically incorrect (that's better).
Golliwog. GOLLIWOG. GOLLIWOG.
Gosh, I do feel better now!
I've been following with some interest the story of Carol Thatcher, daughter of our one-time Prime Minister, Margaret (now Baroness) Thatcher, who has been sacked by the BBC for using the word 'golliwog' during a private conversation in the Green Room after a show on which she had appeared. Although Miss T was not accused of racial bias (she claimed she used the word in a joking manner), somebody leaked the fact of its utterance to a newspaper. If that somebody had tried to leak this to me when I worked for a newspaper (they wouldn't have because it wasn't that sort of paper and anyway I wasn't on the editorial team), but if they had, my response would have been to tell them to grow up and get a life. Just imagine it: "Please, Mr Editor, Carol Thatcher used a naughty word."
And this is the very same British Broadcasting Corporation which only suspended for three months the vastly overpaid (at £6 million a year) and equally vastly over-rated Jonathan Ross when he and fellow "comedian" (I use the word reluctantly) Russell Brand made an obscene telephone call on air.
This is one time when I do have an opinion - but I won't state it here because I don't use that kind of language in a public forum.