The notoriously racist epithet


Some in the U.K. are having second thoughts about new hate crime legislation that allows police to add racial or religious prejudice to underlying crimes, and requires courts to take the additional offense into account. The newly criminalized word is "boyo." The Herald of Scotland notes:

A Labour councillor in Lanarkshire has been convicted of a racially—aggravated breach of the peace after calling one of his constituents, a Welshman, "Boyo".

Danny Meikle was fined