Wednesday, 26 November 2008

I find it Offensive too

Now I know this will open me to a torrent of abuse, but that is why I have comment moderation.

There is a story today about not using slang terms to talk to the elderly as they find it offensive. I fully admit I dislike being called mate by anyone I do not know. As for dearie and love I find them too familar to be used by shop staff and random call center employees. Lover, I quite like like term as it is the traditional Bristo greeting, but takes a while to get used to.

I think it is rude and condensending to use these terms. Use my name if you know it, if not ask. I will not be offended, it will give me a chance to ask yours.

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