I have two books from my childhood days called “The Empire Youth Annual” (1946 & 1947). They were birthday presents from my Auntie Billie who lived in Scotland. I was 9 and 10at the time. In those years we had an Empire and a Commonwealth and Protectorates, and nobody thought twice about using the words gol****gs, n*****s, f***y-w*****s and w*gs etc. These books are full of descriptive words like that, so much so that when I once had a Feng Shui (or is it a Feng Sushi?) period I decided to sell items on eBay that I no longer liked or needed, but the post about those two books was removed with an email from eBay saying they were racist and that broke their rules. Yet people advertise Nazi books and regalia and that is acceptable, but that is another story.
One of the articles in the Empire Youth Annual explains in the 1946 book how Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and Brownies were given those names by Lord & Lady Baden-Powell which makes interesting reading. Have you ever wondered why the junior guides are called “Brownies”?