'It's now very common to hear people say, "I'm rather offended by that", as if that gives them certain rights. It's no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. "I'm offended by that." Well, so fucking what?'
- Stephen Fry
I love Stephen Fry. He would be one of my 5 living or dead dinner party guests (everyone knows that game right?!)
He'd have to dead before I'd have him at my table.
Thank you for sharing this
I take offence at that! BG
I'm with Socrates on this.
Can't be arsed to waste any more time typing about Fry...that pompous old fart.
I am just back from an extended period of what the professionals call "BatShitCrazy" ie can't find it in the DSM, but definitely away with the færies.
My attempts to get a BiPolar dx have been stymied by my now automatic response to impending madness - getting as far away from MH staff as possible.
Fry blocked me on Twitter for "Talk about breaking the Forth Wall - this is thermo-nuking the whole West End".
Well, it was one of his office staff who actually hit the block button, I imagine...
I've never met him so wouldn't judge him. What I do comment on are his thoughts, his ideas . . . he has such a keen intellect and some things he says just resonate.
His view that "I'm offended" is just a whine, equating to "I don't like to hear that" is spot on but not a thought I'd had, until her pointed it out.
Like him or loathe him, he's a sharp mind, and has sharp ideas, and that I do admire!
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