A Lancashire council which introduced gingerbread people to its primary school lunch menus is to rename them gingerbread men.
Lancashire County Council said staff brought in the politically correct term two years ago to amuse people, but the joke had been "lost in translation".
A spokesman said gingerbread men would appear on new menus soon.
Preston MP Mark Hendrick said he was pleased the council had "reverted to common sense".
"I thought daft political correctness had gone out of the window but obviously it's still out there," the Labour MP added.
"They were clearly men - they were not wearing skirts."