*sigh* When will those Brits learn proper English?!
Yeah it's got a tradition of being short for something else over here... Probably a good phrase to avoid for that reason.
Unfortunately we ARE learning proper "English". Quite a few years back I remember having a video taken down off a now long dead video sharing site called "slap a r*****" which appeared to feature people slapping a guy with downs syndrome harder and harder while he looked confused and wondering what the joke was. It was the most extreme example I came across of that brand of hate but I came across it elsewhere too and I was really shocked as this wasn't something that really featured big in our hierarchy of hate over here. However since then the term has slipped into common usage here too, to the extent that it features on the mass media here even.
The thing I need to take from that is that my battle to take down some offensive video, made absolutely no difference whatsoever.
By the same token, it's clearly even more silly to make an isssue of such things on internet forums at all.
This is especially true in this case, where even if you had meant the same thing, you didn't mean anything by it.
I am acting a bit out of character at the mo, someone has commented about it on another thread. I guess I'm going through a lot right now and it's made me a bit "bring it" so to speak. IRL that might be a good thing, but not here.
So I apologise for that.