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  • ross1948 15:57 on October 29, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Why Didn’t ‘Treasure’ Break His White Stick? 

    Sad to see that some scribbler with the Daily Mail is grappling with plain English.

    I refer to the report on that singularly unattractive leftist woman who did her best to put a Trumpophobic hob-nailed boot into the President of her adopted country…

    Fiona Hill

    Maybe her psyche was affected by an unpleasant experience years ago.

    We read that –

    Fiona Hill claims she was groped while working as a waitress while she was a student at St Andrews University.


    But on the SAME page…

    Dr Hill, 56, claims she was touched inappropriately while working at the prestigious Royal and Ancient Golf Club.. 

    From the context, it’s clear the first paragraph tells the true story.

    A dirty old geezer put his hand up her skirt.

    That’s groping, not ‘inappropriate touching,’ an idiotic use of the word ‘appropriate,’ a recurring vocabulary problem…




    ….which now seems engrained in people who lack the guts to call a spade a spade..


    …or a grope a grope!


    Apparently she retaliated by elbowing the molestor, though why she didn’t just grab his white stick and break it over his head, we are not told.

    On the other hand, she’s no spring chicken.

    Perhaps she can’t recall every detail of past events?

    She has lived in the USA for years. But whence came the ghastly bat to the USA?

    Somalia? Afghanistan? Nigeria?

    Those are ‘war-torn countries’ and another of her recent outbursts went as follows…


    ‘…immigrants like myself who came from war zones’ …

    – but the former Trump adviser is from the United Kingdom…



    Strange woman!

  • ross1948 20:40 on June 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Inappropriate - misuse of word, indecent, obnoxious, , , rude   

    ‘Inappropriate?’ Surely Emma Told Groper – ‘Drop Dead, Sleaze-Ball…’ 

    I don’t know if you’ve seen that BBC clip of the actress Emma Thompson from a talk-show.

    She tells of how, when she was 19, a fifty-year-old man tried to insert his hand into a blouse she was wearing?

    Emma quite rightly resisted, and rebuked him.


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    She SAYS she told the groper git that his behaviour was ‘totally inappropriate.’

    I have no doubt she told him off.

    But she is now 60 years old, so the attempted molestation took place over forty years ago!

    One would have thought she might have exhorted Old Creepy to drop dead, get lost, or go and take a flying flip…or something like that!

    Surely people did not use damned silly terms like ‘inappropriate’ back then, in the 70s and 80s, not the way it is inappropriately used nowadays.

    It’s been turned into a cop-out word, mostly favoured by mealy-mouths, esp. mealy-mouthed pinkos.

    …multiple dark revelations and shockingly inappropriate statements by the Centre Party’s coalition partner…

    ( that was about the ‘far-right’ EKRE party) 

     …senior Army officers were quick to acknowledge how inappropriate this was…

    ( that was about the British Army’s witch-hunt against ‘nationalist’ soldiers)




    So pinkos misuse the word to describe political stances with which they disagree but only about ‘rightwingers’ – never extremists on the left.


    Besides that, the word is a weakling substitute for ‘outrageous!’

    KFSN-TVMay 22, 2019
    This action follows notification that law enforcement has received a report alleging Father Diaz has engaged in inappropriate behavior that may …
    Natalie Portman brands singer Moby’s claims ‘creepy’ and ‘inappropriate…;
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    According to a police complaint obtained by LebTown, a possible confession has already been obtained of the man accused of inappropriate …
    A former middle school teacher at the elite Park School of Baltimore inappropriately touched and engaged in troubling behaviors with students…
    SULPHUR, La. (KPLC) – The Sulphur Police Department has arrested 5 men for allegedly having inappropriate relationships with the same .


    Exactly when did the word ‘appropriate’ get to be used as a substitute for ‘obnoxious,’ disgusting,’ ‘indecent,’  ‘immoral,’ any or all of those meaningful words being more APPROPRIATE than the pathetic euphemism ‘inappropriate’ adopted by whoever authored those five news extracts above.

    I did find one example of its proper usage –  

    But nearly three minutes after she arrived, Jenkins was told by two leasing consultants that the suit -a pink one-piece- was “inappropriate.”.

    See what I mean?

    If I were invited to dine with HM The Queen, or President Jokowi here in Jakarta, it would be inappropriate to show up in t-shirt and jeans.

    If one of the waitresses serving dinner were a cutie, and I started playing grab-ass as she placed my plate before me, that would NOT be ‘inappropriate’ – it would be…


    Just like Emma’s 1979 groper!



    • Noreen Paterson 21:12 on June 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t picture any woman using such wimpy words to rebuff a dirty old man.
      That widespread misuse of ‘appropriate’ has made it meaningless.


    • Penny 22:04 on June 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      There’s no way she would have come up with ‘inappropriate’ if a man was groping her.
      She might have given him an elbow in the guts or a punch in the teeth but if she spoke it would be more like ‘sod off’ or ‘get the f—-k off me.’


      • Vicki 23:25 on June 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with all those who have commented before me but most of all with you, Penny.
        I hardly ever swear but in that situation, I would, and very loudly, to shame the guilty party.
        That breed of ‘man’ hates to be shown up.


    • Vanessa R 22:46 on June 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Emma Thompson is a lefty but she’s still a woman, so I’m certain her response was much more like you surmise than a silly simpering ‘inappropriate’ squeal.
      Even more in the Seventies before we started losing the ability to say what we mean.


    • Leanne 00:52 on June 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      It does strike me as not how any girl I know might react.
      ‘Totally inappropriate?’
      Come off it, Emma.
      ‘Get yer bloody hands off me!’ more like.


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