Tuesday, June 26, 2012 2:31:23 PM
It was Â£15 and probably enough food for five hearty breakfasts, so good value. Sharing means you don't get your money back. Fine, share with your mates and pay up. Â£3 for 20% of that is a good deal.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 5:45:00 AM
RdDan. Look up 'Mongolism`. This outdated term was used to define the condition currently referred to as Down`s syndrome. (The chromosomal abnormality). The name came from the appearance of a person with Down`s bearing a resemblance to a person from the east Asian Mongolian races, hence Mongoloid. This word is now no longer in common parlance, because of the offensive implication that people from Mongolian regions were mentally and/or physically impaired. Our wonderful(?) language is littered with archaic expressions describing the mental faculty, (or lack of), in a person, including; idiot, imbecile, moron and cretin. Despite their being references to a person`s IQ, they are often used, but rarely considered offensive. All are considered to be insulting; it is the circumstance and context of their use that forms the boundary between joke and crass insensitivity. I personally find the terms `mong` and `spas` offensive, but still use `half-wit`. Yes, Ric