You may have seen the ads from our benevolent Government, telling us that we need to lose weight, trim down and start feeling better so we don't crush our public health system under megatonnes of raw lard.

You may have even gone to their website, where you'll find this wonderful gem:

The waist measurements above are recommended for Caucasian men, and Caucasian and Asian women. Recommended waist measurements are yet to be determined for all ethnic groups. It is believed that they may be lower for Asian men. They are also likely to be higher for Pacific Islanders and African Americans (men and women).

"African Americans"? Do black immigrants from the United States really make up that large a percentage of our population, or did the government just mean "people of African descent"?

To me, it sounds as if someone indulged in mindless political correctness. Please try harder.