Newspeak on ARRSE

#1
I don't know if it just me, and I'm not sure if others will consider this serious enough for this forum, but I cannot stand the constant made up names for New Labour.

I am no apologists for them, they deserve all of the abuse that they get and are a woefully weak government: immoral, double standards, unimaginative, arrogant, controlling, bullying, incompetent. All of these apply and I am sure that there are many more.

The constant drip-drip-drip of "ZANU-NL" ZPF New Liarbour" etc. etc smacks of the very simplistic propoganda tools which I find offensive on two levels.

Firstly, I am quite capable fo understanding what a woeful gang they are - I don't need your tortured spellings to remind me, thank you very much. Secondly, and more seriously, it belittles some very good debate which goes on ARRSE.

On an intelectual level, the constant references in this manner are right up there with Ann Coulter, The Free Republic et al constantly referring to B Hussein Obama.

Give it a rest. They're New Labour. They're crap. We know.
 
#4
1 word suggestion. Coat.

:p
 
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#5
Enlightenment said:
I don't know if it just me, and I'm not sure if others will consider this serious enough for this forum, but I cannot stand the constant made up names for New Labour.

I am no apologists for them, they deserve all of the abuse that they get and are a woefully weak government: immoral, double standards, unimaginative, arrogant, controlling, bullying, incompetent. All of these apply and I am sure that there are many more.

The constant drip-drip-drip of "ZANU-NL" ZPF New Liarbour" etc. etc smacks of the very simplistic propoganda tools which I find offensive on two levels.

Firstly, I am quite capable fo understanding what a woeful gang they are - I don't need your tortured spellings to remind me, thank you very much. Secondly, and more seriously, it belittles some very good debate which goes on ARRSE.

On an intelectual level, the constant references in this manner are right up there with Ann Coulter, The Free Republic et al constantly referring to B Hussein Obama.

Give it a rest. They're New Labour. They're crap. We know.
Well said. Maybe they can also give it a break with the 'Outrage Bus', 'Wah-o-meter' and the ubiquitous but frankly grating..'RIP Sir'.
 

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#6
Enlightenment said:
Give it a rest. They're New Labour. They're crap. We know.
I think they refer to themselves as LABOUR. I however I just see them as a centre wing sub unit of the Conservatives due to their uncanny ability to steal others ideas.
 
#7
Enlightenment said:
I don't know if it just me, and I'm not sure if others will consider this serious enough for this forum, but I cannot stand the constant made up names for New Labour.
Totally agree.
 
#8
Biscuits_AB said:
Well said. Maybe they can also give it a break with the 'Outrage Bus', 'Wah-o-meter' and the ubiquitous but frankly grating..'RIP Sir'.
A good point, granted. However, you could just as easily stay out of the areas that those particular lines are used? I don't actually recall any mention of the outrage bus recently, or any of it's sub-versions (Tractor, tank, etc.)
 
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#9
Squiggers said:
Biscuits_AB said:
Well said. Maybe they can also give it a break with the 'Outrage Bus', 'Wah-o-meter' and the ubiquitous but frankly grating..'RIP Sir'.
A good point, granted. However, you could just as easily stay out of the areas that those particular lines are used?
And you could take your nose for a pish.
 
#10
Fair point Enlightenment! I'm happy to raise the level of debate and refrain fromuse of such terms in future. I have to admit nothing grates me more then the way Fox News use the word 'liberal' like its dirty.

But I still reserve the right to label them 'cnuts' when the blood boils over.
 
#11
Squiggers said:
Biscuits_AB said:
Well said. Maybe they can also give it a break with the 'Outrage Bus', 'Wah-o-meter' and the ubiquitous but frankly grating..'RIP Sir'.
A good point, granted. However, you could just as easily stay out of the areas that those particular lines are used? I don't actually recall any mention of the outrage bus recently, or any of it's sub-versions (Tractor, tank, etc.)
No because I tend to kill those posts at birth.

Enlightenment , Good point well made, thread stays for the enlightenment (hehe) of others.
 
#12
I see no reason not to use names like that. They are at least mildly amusing. Just accept it as an insulting nickname, rather like the ones private eye levels at, well, everybody.
 
#13
Squiggers said:
Biscuits_AB said:
Well said. Maybe they can also give it a break with the 'Outrage Bus', 'Wah-o-meter' and the ubiquitous but frankly grating..'RIP Sir'.
A good point, granted. However, you could just as easily stay out of the areas that those particular lines are used? I don't actually recall any mention of the outrage bus recently, or any of it's sub-versions (Tractor, tank, etc.)
Outrage Boeing 747 I think is the most effective.
 
#14
Enlightenment said:
I don't know if it just me, and I'm not sure if others will consider this serious enough for this forum, but I cannot stand the constant made up names for New Labour.

I am no apologists for them, they deserve all of the abuse that they get and are a woefully weak government: immoral, double standards, unimaginative, arrogant, controlling, bullying, incompetent. All of these apply and I am sure that there are many more.

The constant drip-drip-drip of "ZANU-NL" ZPF New Liarbour" etc. etc smacks of the very simplistic propoganda tools which I find offensive on two levels.

Firstly, I am quite capable fo understanding what a woeful gang they are - I don't need your tortured spellings to remind me, thank you very much. Secondly, and more seriously, it belittles some very good debate which goes on ARRSE.

On an intelectual level, the constant references in this manner are right up there with Ann Coulter, The Free Republic et al constantly referring to B Hussein Obama.

Give it a rest. They're New Labour. They're crap. We know.
8O I never thought I'd see the day, when political correctness reached the realms of ARRSE ..... I need to go and lay down and talk to Nursey :wink:


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#15
Enlightenment said:
I don't know if it just me, and I'm not sure if others will consider this serious enough for this forum, but I cannot stand the constant made up names for New Labour.

I am no apologists for them, they deserve all of the abuse that they get and are a woefully weak government: immoral, double standards, unimaginative, arrogant, controlling, bullying, incompetent. All of these apply and I am sure that there are many more.

The constant drip-drip-drip of "ZANU-NL" ZPF New Liarbour" etc. etc smacks of the very simplistic propoganda tools which I find offensive on two levels.

Firstly, I am quite capable fo understanding what a woeful gang they are - I don't need your tortured spellings to remind me, thank you very much. Secondly, and more seriously, it belittles some very good debate which goes on ARRSE.

On an intelectual level, the constant references in this manner are right up there with Ann Coulter, The Free Republic et al constantly referring to B Hussein Obama.

Give it a rest. They're New Labour. They're crap. We know.
I'm sorry Lord Mandleson. Promise I won't do it again (until I feel like it).
 
#16
I suspect Enlightenment of being an apparatchik in the New Labour Central Spin Office. There's nothing like a gentle, assiduous campaign appealing to 'reason' to break the back of a popular movement. Don't be fooled by the 'crap' business, either. Even they know it, but don't let it interfere with the business of running our lives.
 
#17
Something very ironic about someone whinging about propoganda and then promptly using their own version of exactly the same thing in the post.

Where is the difference between Zanu-Labour and New Labour?

:roll:
 
#18
Flashman07 said:
Squiggers said:
Biscuits_AB said:
Well said. Maybe they can also give it a break with the 'Outrage Bus', 'Wah-o-meter' and the ubiquitous but frankly grating..'RIP Sir'.
A good point, granted. However, you could just as easily stay out of the areas that those particular lines are used? I don't actually recall any mention of the outrage bus recently, or any of it's sub-versions (Tractor, tank, etc.)
Outrage Boeing 747 I think is the most effective.
Well played sir! I'm trading in my outrage microlite for a seat on one of those.

It's lonely up here anyway.
 

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#19
Whiskybreath said:
I suspect Enlightenment of being an apparatchik in the New Labour Central Spin Office. There's nothing like a gentle, assiduous campaign appealing to 'reason' to break the back of a popular movement. Don't be fooled by the 'crap' business, either. Even they know it, but don't let it interfere with the business of ruining our lives.
You obviously made a slight typo WB. I have amended for you.
 
#20
Flashman07 said:
Squiggers said:
Biscuits_AB said:
Well said. Maybe they can also give it a break with the 'Outrage Bus', 'Wah-o-meter' and the ubiquitous but frankly grating..'RIP Sir'.
A good point, granted. However, you could just as easily stay out of the areas that those particular lines are used? I don't actually recall any mention of the outrage bus recently, or any of it's sub-versions (Tractor, tank, etc.)
Outrage Boeing 747 I think is the most effective.
How about the outrage bandwagon? Actions on (for some people, generally not the old and bold who like a good grumble about how things were better in their day anyway! :D ) not having a valid argument on a political debate around here are to spout brownie point winning phrases such as those mentioned in the original post, it's far easier.
 
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