A spokesman for the National Union of Ventriloquists announced today that performers will no longer refer to their work partners as ' dummies' in order to avoid any possibility of causing them offence.
From now on they will be known as 'People of Wood'
ps I'm still waiting for my petition to be reconsidered.
pps This new lot of spammers seem really bizarre. They tend to blitz me, then stop after a few days. I'll remove the ones I can find.