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.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
DPol 33 mins in, various ordinaries
Rob Williams at TUC conference.
43 mins ordinary backgrounds, discussing the Tories pursuit of the white van vote, and ordinary run of voters and ordinary families from Ken Baker at 45 mins.