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There was a news report about the Tory Chief Whip's use of the term "Pleb", the other night; and the news presenter refered to it as a "swear" word. Pleb is short for Plebian (Roman masses) so depending on the context appears perfectly reasonable. Now this is a news report from a TV channel that regularly screens films and drama, which (in their words) contain "strong" language, which actually means foul language! :roll:

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...depending on the context...

 

Despite you saying that, I don't think you've really grasped the concept of what it means.

 

There's lots of words I'd like to use on here but there's those damned T&Cs (which I begrudgingly acknowledge help to maintain some kind of civility).

 

Is there something you'd like to say but feel that you can't because it would look like bad manners?

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No mention of that on the news report, not even a bleep. :unsure:

 

 

Here is a newspaper report:

 

Daily Telegraph

 

 

The final paragraph is part of the Police Log of the incident.

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Silly r's! He's no longer here, he died centuries ago! :roll:

 

Do try to keep up dear! :huh:

 

"Plebeian" not of the ruling caste, or used as an abbreviation - "Pleb" a term used by the Romans to describe the common mass of people, working classes.

A more modern term would be "Prole" one of the Proletariat a Russian term for a member of the "Working Masses".

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"Plebeian" not of the ruling caste, or used as an abbreviation - "Pleb" a term used by the Romans to describe the common mass of people, working classes.

A more modern term would be "Prole" one of the Proletariat a Russian term for a member of the "Working Masses".

 

I knew could rely on you for an answer Algy, me wise ould sage. :D

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Think most of us knew that Alg; but full marks for educating Cleo! :wink:

Perhaps most were aware of the meaning, however everyone is not quite as knowledgeable as yourself obs, I include myself in that category, Cleo posed a sensible question, I answered it to the best of my ability and make no apologies for that!.

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