Discussion in 'Word Games' started by LadyOnArooftop, Apr 24, 2020.
"gaslighting"? been used in the media of late, had to look it up. still not easy to understand.
Just asked the other half what a 'Karen' was and got told if i don't know I'm definitely not 'Woke' . I suspect it might be for the best, seeing as I'm a white, lower middle-class, nimby, "don't mind illegal-immigrants as long as they don't come and live next door" type of person.
"collective amnesia" What British special forces were said to be suffering from when questioned about possible war crimes in Afghanistan... hmmmmmmmm!
I too am baffled by the use of the term 'a Karen', until I looked up the definition. Not the Urban Dictionary one, of course.
Apparently it is 'a member of an indigenous people of eastern Burma (Myanmar) and western Thailand'.
So, I cannot understand why people are referring to a remote ethnic people who probably never use U.K. chat rooms.
Might I also add that a variety of forenames have been used over the years, usually as a form of derogation.
An extra point for getting 'woke' into your comment too.
I knew there was another buzzword that I had overlooked which is still getting the occasional mention in the media, namely, 'quantitative easing'
It's just another diversionary euphemism which the media is using to deflect the issue of financial embarrassment to the country.
And, you can never escape the ubiquitous, "worst case scenario"! Using the phrase IS now becoming the worst case scenario!!!
How about the "family bubble" ?
This week's most overused idiom just has to be 'no brainer'!!!
I'm beginning to think that is in common usage by people without a brain.
I might have guessed names who would "like " this post
I guess that means you are a "snob" then ?
And the latest in the Covid 19 list from the Government is "circuit breaker" referring to a method to control Cvid using quick ,sharp breaks in normal life.
Yes. Will we ever need one again to protect us from electrocution? Trust a pandemic to bring about whole new meanings to words.
Somebody within the government must be trawling the dictionary for the next blockbuster.