Apparently we should not use the term couch potato [Wikipedia definition] any more as this is giving the humble potato a bad image, according to the British Potato Council. Read more here. They are apparently mounting protests outside the offices of Oxford University Press – printers of the Oxford English Dictionary – to request the term be removed from the dictionary.The dictionary has been in the press this summer about additional works that make it into their new edition – podcast [link to Wikipedia definition] and chav. The Wikipedia definition of chav is well worth a read – seems to sum things up perfectly. Now I suspect the chav would be more likely to be a couch potato than a member of the British Potato Council…
Latest blog posts by e-mail
I wonder about this all the time. That and the fact that journalism just doesn't work any more. It's like commentating on a house fire. You can narrate the bodies burning. But you can't get the smell of human flesh out of your hair. https://twitter.com/NickCohen4/status/1366712420547313664
1/ Can you help me out? I am trying to imagine what kind of scandal would frighten Johnson and politicians like him. The scandals that brought down 20th century politicians don’t touch them.
That strikes me as at best an odd demand... at worst outright dangerous
SPD-Wahlprogramm: Gigabit-Gesellschaft, Identifizierungspflicht und Tempolimit | heise online https://www.heise.de/news/SPD-Wahlprogramm-Gigabit-Gesellschaft-Identifizierungspflicht-und-Tempolimit-5070104.html