I know that some people use the term "snowflake" to describe people who they consider to be easily offended by things. It's a term I really dislike, mainly because it seems to be thrown around primarily by people who have no desire to try and understand the struggles that others may go through and find it easier to insult them instead. However, I have noticed quite a bit of irony around this term. It is massively overused and I often think that those using it need to take a look in the mirror and they might indeed see themselves behaving like a "snowflake". A recent example was when Radio 1 decided not to play the original version of "Fairytale of New York" due to the derogatory word used in the song. There was a huge uproar about this on social media, with people complaining about "Snowflakes" and how they spoil things for others. Yet these people were the ones throwing their toys out of their prams. If they really wanted to listen to the original version of the song then they could just switch to a different radio station, or even download the song and play it til their heart was content. Why the big fuss because one radio station decided not to play it? Another example has been half amusing and half irritating me today. This is a Facebook post by the local police warning drivers about the conditions There were something like 150 comments on this post, with the majority of them, rather than showing concern for the people involved in the accidents, slating the author for use of the term "snowperson". Again, various comments referring to "Snowflakes" getting offended and ruining things for everyone else, yet the only people causing drama out of this as those moaning about the term used. I didn't even notice it when I read it, it just seems so unimportant and insignificant. Why do people need to make such a fuss over these things and then make out like they aren't the ones with the problem? For the record, I couldn't care less whether people say "snowman", "snowperson" or whatever the heck they want. I say snowman, but it doesn't matter to me if someone else says snowperson. I also couldn't give two hoots about Fairytale of New York. Does anyone else see the irony in all this?