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.
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Monday, 25 May 2015
#37 Katya Adler, BBC R4 news
BBC R4 News @ 18:15
A report on elections in Spain by Katya Adler.
"The economy is on the up but ordinary people say they don't feel the benefits."