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.
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Farage comes close
Nigel Farage launched UKIP's immigration policy today and stated "I think what’s been felt by millions of ordinary, decent working families, is wage compression".
This is outside the stated scope and will not merit a postcard.
Story and image from the Yorkshire Post.