And that word is 'could' it's frequently used in odd statistics to try and justify something being done which cannot be proven to be true under any circumstances.
I offer the most over used word in the entitled, compensation seekers lexicon - 'Outrage!'
In our modern times, Outrage simply means a bit miffed. The true meaning of Outrage is red faced, high blood pressure, banging on the table and throwing objects, uncontrollable anger. But that meaning has all but been lost.
MODEL-turned-bodybuilder Jodie Marsh has left families of IRA bomb victims feeling “physically sick” after launching a slimming pill called SEMTEX.
The supplement — which is sold on the former glamour girl’s sports nutrition website — shares the name of the plastic explosive used in countless terrorist atrocities.
She's launched a sports nutrition product. She's called it 'Semtex'. Some people have chosen to be offended.
|Not a bomb|
Relatives of IRA victims are “disgusted” that Marsh, 34, has linked her diet pills to the killer substance — and are demanding that she stops selling them.
It's a bloody name for fucks sake. This product is not remotely connected to the IRA, has nothing to do with any explosives or any bombings ever, and is no endorsement of terrorist activities. It's a sports supplement.
Molly Carson MBE, of Families Acting for Innocent Relatives, said: “Marsh has not researched Semtex, which instigated the murder of many British soldiers in Northern Ireland.
“Eighteen were killed in one blast at Narrow Water Castle — would she like to explain to their families why she intends to pursue the launch of such a pill?
No. Because it's got fuck all to do with them. Neither does this:
It's a word for crying out loud. Have we become such a nation of children that we are now frightened of words? Words that have a tentative relationship to something bad that once happened.
One woman, who lost both her parents in an IRA car bombing but wished to remain anonymous because of fears for her safety, added: “When I saw the product on sale I was incandescent with rage and felt physically sick.
I'm very sorry for your loss, but this product is called 'Semtex', not, 'Your Parents are dead. Ha!'
Semtex is the name of the explosive used by the IRA to cause a lot of death and mayhem, but that's all it is, a name. The terrorists themselves are responsible for the atrocities, not Jodie Marsh and her over priced diet pills.
So I assume this product will now be withdrawn before being re-named? I suppose Jodie Marsh will issue a grovelling apology to these offence seekers? "Mistakes were made...yadda...never meant to cause offence...yadda yadda...do not condone terrorism...blah drone"
Marsh last night defended the name of the pills, which cost £30 for 60, claiming it was no more offensive than other products.
And this is where it gets interesting. In the print version of today's Sun, she basically tells this bunch of wet gits to man up, I was pleasantly surprised when I read it. "Finally, someone with the balls to fuck these 'Outraged' morons off". (And I do believe Jodie Marsh does in fact, have a pair of balls. It's a bodybuilding thing".)
Imagine my surprise when I came to the online version and saw that Jodies excellent fucking off was replaced by this bag of bollocks:
The ex-Celebrity Big Brother contestant, from Brentwood, Essex, said: “I apologise if I have unwittingly upset anybody with the use of the name Semtex for my product.
"Obviously, I am completely against any form of terrorism – and wish to make it clear that I have never had any intention to upset any families of the victims of atrocities.”
"I am a renowned anti-bullying campaigner. And terrorism can be seen as a form of bullying, as it is the use of force or coercion to intimidate others. So my disgust at terrorism should be clear.”
The Sun then goes on to list a few terrorist atrocities that involved the use of semtex, but of course, have absolutely nothing to do with a tub of sixty quid diet pills.
Now if you want to see someone who really is, 'Incandescent with rage', check out this chumpy.