Erm...: A member in here, whom I will not mention by... - NRAS

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Eiram50
Eiram50

A member in here, whom I will not mention by. And as would never wish to upset them ( further) just private messaged me to tell me not to refer to the PM ad Bojo as it is disrespectful .

In these times, whilst I would never seek to disrespect anyone, it’s not high on my list of worries so, before anyone else feels the need to send me such private messages , let me say if you feel offended, then sorry but how I refer to him, if it is not swearing etc should be of no significant concern.

Again, if offended please feel free not to view or respond to my posts.

Marie

183 Replies
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By name sorry, typo

In general we never discuss politics, race or religion on here as we come from many different viewpoints.

But calling Boris Johnson BoJo is not much different from calling Thatcher Maggie or the Iron Lady, or calling Churchill Winnie. I think in these difficult times we need to be a bit more tolerant. It is only disrespectful if you want it to be.

Well said helixhelix 👏

Definately 👍

Exactly 💗

Several members of the forum refer to Boris as Bojo, laying politics aside, I do too.

Ha ha ,pm you for that ,ha ha would have told them to run and take a hike ,😊

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Ajay575

I was clear about my feelings 😀

I think the term could be seen in any light you choose, derogatory, affectionate or just a shortened form of his name.

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Stayloose

Which is exactly what, for me , it is. Same as it is for thousands across the nation.

But regardless, it’s no ones business to tell me what I choose to call him.

Anyway, bigger things to concern myself with .

My name for him would not be so polite.

allanah
allanah
in reply to springcross

I was about to say that!!

springcross
springcross
in reply to allanah

Yay, great minds 😁

Bunty62
Bunty62
in reply to springcross

Haha uou beat me to it! 🤣 Still...wouldn't want his job right now...or ever to be fair!

Exactly this

Yup. Me too.

My name for him would be unprintable...LOL!! xx

So is mine, really unprintable 😖

I bet it's nearly the same as mine.....hahah!! xx

Probably 😁

For goodness sake! How petty. I call him BOJO too! Its short for Boris Johnson as is PM for Prime Minister.

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Shalf

I have to admit to being quite gobsmacked, I can’t lie 🤣

Shalf
Shalf
in reply to Eiram50

No wonder

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Shalf

But the more bizarre thing is, they’ve chosen to ‘follow’ me?!

Shalf
Shalf
in reply to Eiram50

Stalker 😂

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Shalf

🤣

nomoreheels
nomoreheels
in reply to Eiram50

Uh???!

lovemydoggy
lovemydoggy
in reply to Eiram50

Mmmmm.........

Shelly1969
Shelly1969
in reply to Eiram50

Tell them to run & jump

Heck Marie. I liken that to a pedantic member from other shores who took exception to us calling our Rheumatologist Rheumy. It's easier to type for one thing & another it's nobody’s business what we choose to say but safe in the knowledge we are in the majority. Hey ho, also be happy in the knowledge it's bothered them more than it has you. After all, what did we call Mrs Thatcher? Most of us Maggie, that's even more familiar I would say. 😘

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to nomoreheels

I know. Still, took my mind off the more worrying things in life for a minute!

nomoreheels
nomoreheels
in reply to Eiram50

Did you a favour then! Something else they can get het up about.

When I first got these issues with my joints I looked online I though rhuemy must mean roommate! I thought gosh lots of these people live in houseshares 😅

🤣🤣

😂😂

😂😂

Hahaha!

When I was new on this forum, I thought PSA was prostate specific antigen!

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Bojedo

🤔

Shalf
Shalf
in reply to Eiram50

😂🤔 me too!

OMG! Someone took offense at Rheumy??? I'm in the US and have adopted the term. The name for Boris could be a nickname. I've got all kinds of nicknames for Trump. Must admit they aren't flattering.

Yup. Sad to say from your country. It is a nickname of course but then she could start a row in an empty room!

😂

It kind of is in so far as it's not the norm here to refer almost exclusively to a politician by their first name / chosen name rather than surname. We never saw headlines like "Tony says blah blah blah" or "John says blah blah blah" when we had Tony Blair or John Major

Not sure I follow

Maggie???!

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to nomoreheels

I’m not even sure now whether I’m being forgiven or scalded 🤔🤔🤔

Shalf
Shalf
in reply to Eiram50

Your a naughty naughty girl Marie!

😂😂😂

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Shalf

Haha. Trust me, I’ve been called worse!

Shalf
Shalf
in reply to Eiram50

Get away, your one of the best! The moaners are outnumbered. xxx

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Shalf

Thank you 👍

No definitely not scolding. Just saying that even calling him Boris like his supporters do isn't formal. I don't think it's bad to call him Boris

I think I replied to the wrong post! I meant the one about nicknames. Please bear with me, lol. I've only just got over the fact that Rhuemy isn't roommate (-see above)

Haha. No worries

Have a wine Flowersaregreat 😂

lovemydoggy
lovemydoggy
in reply to Eiram50

So have I. lol

nomoreheels
nomoreheels
in reply to Eiram50

Looking at it again neither do I but thing is we have referred to PM's by other than their full name however it's shortened, Maggie being just one. 🤷‍♀️

Typically we refer to politicians by last name. We did say Barak a lot though. Never heard anyone refer to Trump as Donald. In general maybe we Americans are just less formal.

Dear god in heaven 🙄really this is what bothers people at this time of a national emergency . Aren’t they lucky

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to J1707

My thoughts exactly

helixhelix
helixhelix
in reply to J1707

Dear God? Now please don’t bring religion into it too!!!🙆🏼‍♀️🙀

J1707
J1707
in reply to helixhelix

Sorry🥺🥺😁

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to helixhelix

👍

I know I’ve called him worse on here🤭🤫

Dear Eiram50,

I haven't been 'Privy', to this Thread but... If ALL Everyone, is worried about, is how you refer to our Prime Minister well let me give you a 'Sense Of Proportion'.

This Country, along with the whole world, is in the Crip Of A Pandemic- a Disease that can KILL us! The Priority is 'Everyone's Safety', the Measures that need to be taken to Protect Us- by our Government. A Government that IS doing, it's absolute BEST to help us- stay ALIVE.

If I'm right, you are concerned about exactly Who Is CALLED What! Or have I mis- understood.....

AndrewT

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to AndrewT

You’ve totally misunderstood .

I have an absolutely well developed ‘sense of proportion’ thank you.

I couldn’t give shoot about what anybody calls the PM. I was sharing that a member private messaged me calling me out as being disrespectful because I referred to the PM AS bojo.

AndrewT
AndrewT
in reply to Eiram50

Please Accept my, Humble Apologies, Eiram50... I have Clearly badly mis- judged you- and I'm sorry.

The fault is clearly NOT yours.

AndrewT

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to AndrewT

Appreciated

Ali_H
Ali_H
in reply to AndrewT

Nicely owned sir!

In these times in particular it’s easy to misread and thus mis-respond to something said.

May we all stay as physically and emotionally safe and well as can be during this ‘Mother Nature strikes back’ period.

All the best

Ali

AgedCrone
AgedCrone
in reply to Eiram50

I don’t think Andrew was getting at you ....I think he was getting at the Numpty who started all this by PM ing you in the first place.

At least- I hope that is what he meant ?

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to AgedCrone

Simple misunderstanding. He apologised and I appreciated it

Totally misunderstood!.

Do you think someone is trying to wind you up 🤔

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to patsymay13

Don’t know. Just had someone else had a pop. 😀

I've called the tool worse than Bojo!!

Take no notice 🤣😂

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to woodstar1

Trust me, I honestly couldn’t care. We all have bigger concerns

You are entitled to say what you like you haven’t been offensive to anyone some people are maybe bored and have cabin fever to take offence at the term BOJO is ludicrous people need to lighten up in these awful times of worry and do something more productive other than nit pick.😊

Thanks Caroline 😀

😆🤣😅🤣

From what my limited knowledge is Bojo is sort of like a British Trump. For your sake I hope he's better than that!

Ignore them Eiram...Everyone ...friends .and enemies alike appear to call The Prime Minister BOJO.....if you want to as well..go for it!

He’s got much better things to do than worry about what people are calling him!

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to AgedCrone

People are bizarre. But hey, be boring if we were all the same. Thanks AC

I think BoJo is a much nicer than Boris, which reminds me of creepy Boris Karloff in the old horror movies. :-O

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to wishbone

👍

Well that's that sorted then, lots of support for you Eiram50 😁

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Mmrr

Aw thank you. I appreciate that x

‘Doris’ is good

Bunty62
Bunty62
in reply to reg01

🤣

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to reg01

😀

Caroline8386
Caroline8386
in reply to reg01

😂

Shelly1969
Shelly1969
in reply to reg01

😁🤭🤭🤭🤣🤣🤣🤣

I'd block the sender. I'd not even thought about it as usually its just Boris for me. Why worry it not disrespectful just like Winny for Sir Wnston Churchill or Maggie for Mrs Thatcher it's good enough for the BBC at times. It might be a British thing though and somebody from overseas might not understand the peculiar type of humour we have at times. Rise above it and have to think that they must have a very sad life if thats all they can worry about. I'm much more worried about my son, DIL and grandchild to even have time to think about, never mind act on such trivia.

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to medway-lady

Absolutely. My feelings exactly. Thank you x

Well said!!!! Medway

I think these times are going to make people in some ways a bit odd, or even stir crazy and thats being kind. It might make them feel big like saying to someone your punctuation is wrong in a text ! Its just why ???

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to medway-lady

I know and I get it. Onwards and upwards 😀

Who are you talking about bojo johnston

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Vonnie10

Yes. And the fact someone private messaged me to call me out as disrespectful for calling him

bojo

Vonnie10
Vonnie10
in reply to Eiram50

Tell him to get a life

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Vonnie10

👍👍

Some proper cranks out lately

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Vonnie10

Times like this brings out the best, and the worst in People x

Shalf
Shalf
in reply to Vonnie10

😂😂

No it’s no offensive BUT to call such an incompetent narcissist Bojo gives the wrong signal, like he’s a lovely cuddly bear. He’s not! He’s a thoughtless entitled man who is definitely not up to the job of PM, only elected by Brexiters because he promised to ensure disastrous Brexit would happen (he changed sides, was against brexshit before but then was advised by Cummings to become a Brexiter so that he would finally become the PM). The best way is simply to refer to this self-serving man by his family name of Johnson. That doesn’t sound especially nice and caring unlike Bojo. He’s a clown, irresponsible and has no moral fibre. He should never have become PM. He does not care for the working classes.

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to JGBH

JBGH, I do not disagree with you. However, I was making no political point nor feeling anything like warmth towards him. It was not a term of endearment, simply how he is referred to by a significant number of the general population .

Marie

You don’t have to explain yourself I think you’re So good in the fact you didn’t name the person I would have been inclined to do so the fact this person has the front to do that ( whoever you are don’t dictate to people)is beyond me I’m sorry but I feel very strong about this as I feel it’s a form of private bullying to you and it isn’t on.. take care try to enjoy your weekend...and if anyone takes offence at a silly name say it on the forum not private messaging as it can truly worry some individuals.

Much appreciated Caroline, thanks.

I’m ok though.like I said, we have more than a persons ailliness to concern us right now but I agree, some people may have felt upset by someone doing this and it isn’t on x

Stay safe take care 😊xx

You too x

JGBH
JGBH
in reply to Eiram50

Marie. Did not intend to come across as a political comment. Sorry. Am just feeling this government are not looking after us, the people, as they should.

Not feeling safe in their hands.

Let’s hope we survive this pandemic.

Best wishes.

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to JGBH

Honestly, you didn’t. And, I don’t disagree with anything you said.

I don’t think any of us are feeling particularly safe - frightening times and going forward will be hugely

Challenging.

You take care x

Cheylann
Cheylann
in reply to JGBH

You need to take care of your self and not rely on government to feel safe.

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Cheylann

I fear this is what it comes down to x

JGBH
JGBH
in reply to Cheylann

Absolutely. We sadly can’t rely on this government to keep us safe.

Take care.

Caroline8386
Caroline8386
in reply to JGBH

That’s you’re opinion you’re entitled to it but I think the majority of people are not really bothered about you’re preference of parliament in this current situation.

JGBH
JGBH
in reply to Caroline8386

Any government acting responsibly would be appreciated I am sure.

Letting the virus spread wasn’t really helpful, especially if one belongs to an older group and has autoimmune problems.

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to JGBH

Couldn’t agree more. I’ll advised and for some, fatal. Let’s hope he lives quicker here on in as London and the midlands are in real peril

springcross
springcross
in reply to JGBH

Wholeheartedly agree.

JGBH
JGBH
in reply to Caroline8386

I think you’v missed the point!

Any government not taking serious actions to protect the people is not a great government.

They advised letting the virus spread through the population until a professor at Kings College informed them in no uncertain ways this was really irresponsible and that containing the spread was the best way to look after people.

Please note I shall not reply to any other comments about this government because it then becomes political which was not intended in the first place.

In difficult times people look to their government for solution and help.

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to JGBH

I’ve missed the point??

Cheylann
Cheylann
in reply to JGBH

None of them care for the working classes. I love him at least he got Brexit done unlike the others.

Your opinion must be in the minority as he won the election with an overwhelming majority? Each to their own!

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Cheylann

Absolutely!

I’m in Scotland.

JGBH
JGBH
in reply to Cheylann

Now this is political so won’t express what I think about the “winning “ of the election.

My concern is whether they can keep us safe, taking the correct actions early which they haven’t done.

Hope you won’t lose anyone close through the delayed actions.

Please note I won’t answer anything else regarding this situation.

Hidden
Hidden

If you have very sore fingers as I do then any abbreviation or acronym is welcome -so let’s put BoJo in this category?🤔😏

I only have respect for his siblings! He and his father are JOkes!

Cheylann
Cheylann
in reply to Dodo1943

I love his father!

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Cheylann

Fingers down throat......

Hey guys, most of us here are prescribed some quite powerful medications. These medications not only affect us physically but mentally also. We can take and say things out of turn depending on how our moods are affected. Please, let’s let this one go. Be safe my friends, all of you 🙏🏽

I think what compelled Eiram50 to inform us was that she felt she was, as an adult, being scolded for taking the first two letters of Boris Johnson's name, it's not even derisive & sure he's been called worse. It didn’t help by her being singled out, & on private message not on open forum. It is not for us to take to task anyone for such a petty thing. I'm not sure the reasons (excuses?) you gave apply in this instance either, it was clear what was meant & not something you could take out of context.

As is used often nowadays but I think in this instance it does apply... in a world where we can be anything be kind.

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to nomoreheels

Thank you NMH. And absolutely, if kindness was ever needed, now is the time. X

nomoreheels
nomoreheels
in reply to Eiram50

Indeed. x

Why anyone would want to defend him is beyond me 😜

Well said! Xx

I often refer to political people by lots of words some good, some bad.

If anyone was so pompous as to PM me like that, then I d tell the pillock to @#$k off in no uncertain terms. Hopefully they'll read that.

Never change Eiram xx

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to TheBoys

🤣👍

If that is all they have to worry about then they must lead a charmed life

I call him much worse!!

Is it not just a shortening of his name? We do so many things like this online, it’s just the way we speak (type).

I know you have a good heart, Marie. Please don’t let it bother you. 💜

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to crashdoll

It doesn’t. Thanks Sophie. Hope things are beginning to improve for you. Take care x

What a silly sausage they are! I don't call him BoJo myself, I call him Johnno or Alexander. That's if I want to be polite.

Hello Eiram50

It's nice Boris has one supporter haha ( the lady that private message you).

OMG i think we have enough to worry about, that what name you called Boris ie like when we will get toilet rolls again, haha, people like that have little else to do with there time.

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to auldreekie2

👍

He has 2. I love Boris!

Omg, some people have too much time on thier hands to be worrying about what somebody has written. Just ignore them, you have far more important things to be thinking of. Xx

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Stowe

I know 😀

Lol! How petty and pathetic. Still laughing.

Seriously?! Given what’s going on it really isn’t an issue 🙄

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Sjhoney

Exactly

Excellent article. Well researched and backed by lots of charts and data. Long read though. But I think all of us have the time to read. 😁

medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coro...

Thanks for this

Many thanks.

Haha in my opinion thats pretty tame as to what I could call PMs considering my feelings on politics....better not go there. You call him what you want this world is so mad with the political correctness is beyond absurd....it's called free will & if no one likes it in my view sorry but tough!

I was having a laugh at the expense of The Queen Mother years ago, something about Gin and Dubonnet or being lucky enough to have a hip replacement at 90 something and my auntie absolutely went to town on me for being disrespectful.

I’m sad to say Marie that these days even more so everyone chooses to be offended about something it’s the way of the World Wide Web.

Direct messages expressing a dim view are a hazard of being connected. Good job the majority of peeps have a healthy sense of humour and understanding of others.

You BoJo away all you want, you should hear me on the subject of Cherie Blair! 😂

Mx

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Mandalou

🤣🤣 x

I think we all have enough to worry about without this It’s only a nickname 😃

You will always have people like the person who private messaged you anywhere you go.

We are talking about things here almost like a family or close friends so we can refer his name as Bojo ☺

Have a good day everyone ❤

Australia has scomo 😁

I also call him Bojo. It suits his casual (dishevelled) appearance and normally flippant personality. Would he care? You could have called him far worse.

My dad used to say, "They can call me anything they like so long as they don't call me too late for my dinner." Good advice!

Ahaha this made my day 😂 am still lead in bed with this stupid virus but breathing is getting easier! Message him back and tell him he is a pathetic little man. The fact he did it privately makes it even more pathetic!

Hoping you get better soon. Take good care of yourself x

Marie, I may have lost a long time friend today as I referred irreverently to the POTUS here in the US. We have opposite political views, as we are all free to have. Smile. We do have more important priorities today. Stay safe. Stay well. God bless. 🙏

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to BonnieG123

I’m really sorry to hear that. It’s a truly frightening time for all. You stay safe and well too x

Will do!

Oh please have you nothing else to worry about .........

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Pasjc

Who?

Eiram 50 I don’t know what you are talking about if you want to call Boris Bojo that’s up to you nothing to do with me. That’s me finished with this website

Sorry? I’m not sure that I understand

But I totally agree, I can call him what I want

Margaret, it's a name for goodness sake.

Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you.

I learned this at school!!

That’s true shalf I learned that too but I didn’t like her implying that I knew about it I’m not thinned skinned have learned to stic up for myself for a long time now I’ll rest my case. Thanks S

Firstly, who is ‘her??’

And with respect Margaret, I have absolutely no idea what on Earth you are talking about? I’ve never spoken to you before now?

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to Shalf

I have no idea what this is about?

Shalf
Shalf
in reply to Eiram50

I pm'd you. Did you receive it? x

wow I would have called him worse! And now he's going to be sending all those letters to people who already know we have to isolate ourselves? What a waste of funds which could have been used elsewhere.

He will be remembered in history as the PM who delayed delayed delayed and did nothing allowing the spread of covid-19 to get out of control.

Our doctors and NHS are sick of him, his so called expert advisers and his money saving inactivity.

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to jell

Agreed!

KittyJ
KittyJ
in reply to jell

But a lot of people on here don’t already know that, people think they’re high risk but on the information that came out yesterday they’re not so won’t be getting a letter. The letter will give clarity to a lot of people who aren’t sure. If you look back at all the posts on here about this you’ll see there’s many people who don’t know what to do.

Eiram50
Eiram50
in reply to KittyJ

That’s fair comment .

jell
jell
in reply to KittyJ

I think most folk know - I received a text from GP surgery last week! Don't need a letter as nothing would be helpful in it anyway.

All Boris needs to do is make it clear DO NOT GO OUT but he won't say it or do it. So no We should all be self isolating anyway! No one should be going out at all.

KittyJ
KittyJ
in reply to jell

But they don’t, check the past few weeks posts. If people knew we wouldn’t have to keep telling them links and ways to find out. It’s been numerous times a day.

I’m glad you had a text from your surgery, I haven’t and lots of other people haven’t.

jell
jell
in reply to KittyJ

and surely it shouldn't be down to 'am I at risk or am i not' ? We don't need an underlying health condition. Young people, medical staff, doctors are dying.

We are on this website and they should be making it clear anyway..

PLEASE everyone do as the world advises STAY IN. That's the only way to fight this. It's in our hands. Literally.

I did suz - just replied 👍

Sorry but under the circumstances referring to him by initials is hardly disrespectful. I for one think it’s extra generous as indeed I can think of far less pleasant form of address which would be unprintable...

OMG with all that is going on you would think they have bigger things to worry about some people just want to moan.Nothing wrong with calling him BOJO i can think of worse names i could call him.

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