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, 30 March 2015
#17 Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP on BBC Radio 4's 6 o'clock news, 30th March. About 9 minutes in.