Well it seems not a week goes by without another out-of-touch member of the establishment crassly using a word which is highly offensive to millions of people and then standing there, bemused, shrugging their shoulders and wondering what all the fuss is about.
Why won't some of these people realise the nature of some particular words is totally out of keeping with our 21st Century society?
Yes Stephen Hester Chief Executive of Royal Bank of Scotland has used the disgusting and demeaning word "bonus" in public and in doing so has offended the sensitivities of every tax paying member of the British Public.
Apparently, the thinking goes, "Some bonuses among the 20,000 bankers are regarded as unavoidable either because of guarantees given in the past or to retain individuals who have generated significant profits in their areas. Without big bonuses, they could defect."
Well, I suppose these defecators would comprise the management who assisted in driving the Bank to the point of collapse with their greed and short-termism, requiring billions of pounds of taxpayers receipts to be pumped in to keep them afloat?
As far as I'm concerned they can "defect off" as far and as fast as possible. Thank you guv- that'll be £17.50, my meter's not working properly.