I am irritated by (mostly) politicians and (also) media-types referring to "ordinary people". I don't mind being a regular, normal, ordinary chap, but when they wield it, the phrase comes with the patronising implication that they are somehow better than ordinary. And as we have seen for a long time and especially in recent years, many politicians in particular and journalists in general tend to range from 'ordinary' downwards.
I log occurrences here and send offenders a postcard.
Monday, 16 February 2015
I have ordered 100 postcards from Vistaprint. That should do it. I will add images when they get here on the slow boat (I took the least expensive shipping option).
Ed Balls gets the first.