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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    I no longer wear a sgian dubh so it's not an issue and whist I get it, it does seem like a further cultural diminuition by the overly cautious.
    Yes I feel the same way.

    I rarely wear one both because it's an unnecessary extra do-dad and because half the venues I'll be piping at have "zero tolerance" policies. Why expose myself to potential problems?

    Yet back in the day before all these "zero tolerance" policies I would wear a sgian and when performing for school children it was always one of the main things the kids noticed, commented on, and asked questions about.

    Our society seems determined to adopt politically-correct blandness.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first white settlers on the Guyandotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Yes I feel the same way.

    I rarely wear one both because it's an unnecessary extra do-dad and because half the venues I'll be piping at have "zero tolerance" policies. Why expose myself to potential problems?

    Yet back in the day before all these "zero tolerance" policies I would wear a sgian and when performing for school children it was always one of the main things the kids noticed, commented on, and asked questions about.

    Our society seems determined to adopt politically-correct blandness.
    Sometimes Political Correctness can be a bit "too much" in my way of thinking .......it is differences that make culture what it is and political correctness for the sake of political correctness seems to want to lump us all in the same box

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