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Populist and Persistent Misnomers.

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50 years ago today some criminals killed a railway worker for greed.

It was NOT a Great Train Robbery!

I have also noted that the term Child Pornography is being challenged and more properly labelled Child Sexual Abuse.

Are there any others that are or should be challenged?

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"Award-winning Rugby journalist Stephen Jones".

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"Award-winning Rugby journalist Stephen Jones".

I'd disagree with that.  He wins lots of awards on here quite regularly, for example:

 

- Least liked sports journalist

- Most read sports fiction journalist

- Most contempt shown to a journalist ever

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I'd disagree with that. He wins lots of awards on here quite regularly, for example:

- Least liked sports journalist

- Most read sports fiction journalist

- Most contempt shown to a journalist ever

He's a journalist? :O

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He's a journalist? :O

Unfortunately, yes.  Some of Rupert Murdoch's henchmen pay him for a job with that title.  It's the same principle as hiring your idiot nephew into an empty job to keep your wife happy and giving him a meaningless title such as "Head of Office Performance Management" when he's really just a tea-boy.

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Any gender specific job title

There is no such thing as a wpc in the same way as there is no such thing as a mpc

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Any gender specific job title

There is no such thing as a wpc in the same way as there is no such thing as a mpc

 

 

Page 3 Boy?

Boy Guide?

Dave "Girl" Green?

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Liberal Democrats.  Neither part is particularly accurate going by their Coalition policies and how many people they're stuffing into the Lords.

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Muslim Brotherhood

Arab League

Organisation of African Unity

Zanu Patriotic Front

Labour Party

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Freetown

European Community

Goodluck Jonathan

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Bedroom tax

 

National Insurance contributions

 

one's a tax and one isn't

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Road tax

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Democracy

200px-Citizen_smith.jpg

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Manchester United

Barry White

Joe Brown

Blue Weaver

Don Black

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The Great War

 

United Kingdom

 

Political party

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50 years ago today some criminals killed a railway worker for greed.

 

 

They what?

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They what?

The driver died in hospital after having been coshed. Something glossed over in various films.

 

Though Ronnie Biggs did make a record with the Sex Pistols called Cosh the Driver.

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Muslim Brotherhood

Arab League

Organisation of African Unity

Zanu Patriotic Front

Labour Party

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Freetown

European Community

Goodluck Jonathan

 

United Kingdom Independence Party

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The Free West

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Liberal Democrats.  Neither part is particularly accurate going by their Coalition policies and how many people they're stuffing into the Lords.

I always find it funny that the Australian Liberal party are the closest thing they have to Tories.

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Car phone warehouse

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I always find it funny that the Australian Liberal party are the closest thing they have to Tories.

It does annoy me that we have adopted the American understanding of 'liberal' as of left. Liberalism is unrestrained freemarket, anti-statism right wing. Thatcher was an arch liberal.

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