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“Calm Down, Dear” April 27, 2011

Filed under: gender,language,politics — Jender @ 7:04 pm

That’s what David Cameron said to Angela Eagle, Shadow Treasury Secretary. There has rightly been criticism. Eagle’s own response:

she had been “patronised by better people than the prime minister”, adding that Cameron should instead be apologising for the economy, which had “effectively flatlined for six months”.

She told BBC News: “I don’t think any modern man would have expressed himself in that way.

“The prime minister is responsible for what he says in the Commons. I think if there is an apology to make it should be for the dreadful growth figures we have seen today, which demonstrated that the economy has effectively flatlined for six months.”

She said it was up to Cameron “as to whether he wants to annoy 51% of the population”.

(Thanks, Jender-Parents.)

 

One Response to ““Calm Down, Dear””

  1. hippocampa Says:

    Being called “dear …” as an adjective is generally fine, but as a noun? Almost always wrong. Relatives over 80 may be an exception.


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