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Oh the irony..

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ProfessorPreciseaBug Sun 03-Jul-16 09:13:29

Can't spell and doesn't know what the word actually means. From the OED ^^Full Definition of bigot. : a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.

Yet leavers are the ones accused of being ignorant and intolerant.

ArgyMargy Sun 03-Jul-16 09:14:51

Sorry "Professor" but how would you spell bigots? With an apostrophe perhaps?

RufusTheReindeer Sun 03-Jul-16 09:18:09

I thought that was how you spelt bigots

Its refusing to spell check on my ipad...

Unescorted Sun 03-Jul-16 09:19:40

Maybe there is a new post Brexit spelling.

RufusTheReindeer Sun 03-Jul-16 09:19:41

I am missing the point of the definition as well

Misnomer Sun 03-Jul-16 09:23:47

Also not seeing the issue here...

sleepwhenidie Sun 03-Jul-16 09:26:19

I don't think you're helping the leave side here OP - is this a reverse? hmmsmile

Sweetgreen Sun 03-Jul-16 09:29:56

OP, how do you spell Bigots? <baffled>

Tokelau Sun 03-Jul-16 09:30:24

I don't understand. The OP said that the spelling is wrong, but it's the same spelling that they used themselves. confused

The spelling is correct surely. Or have I missed something obvious?

Sweetgreen Sun 03-Jul-16 09:32:15

Maybe that's why the title is "oh the irony"?

gettingtherequickly Sun 03-Jul-16 09:34:21


I don't get it?

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 03-Jul-16 09:34:28

So how would you spell "bigots"?

And your point is...?

NapoleonsNose Sun 03-Jul-16 09:35:39

That is definitely how you spell 'bigots'. Not seeing the issue either, unless the OP is suggesting that the graffiti artist is bigoted for obstinately refusing to see the Leave side's point of view and therin lies the irony.

RufusTheReindeer Sun 03-Jul-16 09:36:01

Not sure Op will be coming back

lordStrange Sun 03-Jul-16 09:37:36

Oh dear, Professor blush

DustyBustle Sun 03-Jul-16 09:39:01

irony overload indeed.

I wonder how long it will take MNHQ to delete this one to save the ops embarrassment protect the op's privacy. It's Sunday, I think there will be a long wait.

Fauchelevent Sun 03-Jul-16 09:40:20

you tried.

SnowBells Sun 03-Jul-16 09:40:22

Huh? Maybe OP is using a different spellchecker from us?


ProfessorPreciseaBug Sun 03-Jul-16 10:06:09

I have always spelt it with two g's... Oh deam mia culpa..

But it does seem the grafiti person is intolerant of people having a different opinion or idea. I am happy to agree to differ with someone and be civilised. Defacing a poster is to try and deny someone a voice and opinion.

I saw a lot of posters towards the end of the campaign. It seems the remain camp came out towards the end. Which is a goood thing. There was also a lot of vandalism and damaging posters. I did not see any remain ones vandalised. All the attacks were carried out by reminers. ... (unless of course the leaveers were destroying their own posters?)

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 03-Jul-16 10:08:08

Oh dear, Professor Brexiteer! grin

Oh wait - when you said "can't spell" - did you mean you? gringringrin

<imagines Prof frantically trying to get the thread deleted and MN HQ having a good old chortle at the stupidity of the post>

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 03-Jul-16 10:09:29

<ahem>... "mea culpa."

MrsSchulman Sun 03-Jul-16 10:13:51

Perhaps they are bigots though. Perhaps the 'grafiti person' as you say, knows that they are bigots.

GoudyStout Sun 03-Jul-16 10:13:56

I think post Brexit apostrophes will become mandatory for all plurals.

See, we're taking back control!

exLtEveDallas Sun 03-Jul-16 10:14:35

Oh dear. I never do this, but it's crying out for:

Mea Culpa
(And the typos of)

Really not very well thought out OP

gettingtherequickly Sun 03-Jul-16 10:16:38

Just what I was about to post Lteve.

It's a bit early to have started drinking OP!

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