Thursday 20 September 2018

Housing today, sure it's in a class of its own

There's no housing shortage among the rich, but a 94pc funding cut destabilised the market elsewhere, writes Gene Kerrigan

It's been difficult recently for those who like to use offensive language. There was a time when you could get away with "bitch", "queer" or "retard". And if some "humourless" feminist pulled you up on it, you could claim you're being "ironic". You're merely "reclaiming" the language.

Today, such words are no more welcome in polite company than other old favourites, such as "fatso" and "four-eyes".

Perhaps you're one of those people who thinks that objecting to bullying, shaming or insulting others is "political correctness gone mad"? In which case, you'll be pleased to know you can still insult at least one demographic without fear of social isolation.

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