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When did 'entitled' become an insult?

(7 Posts)
QueenOfFeckingEverything Thu 01-Sep-11 20:52:12

I keep seeing posts saying, for example, 'She's an entitled little madam'.

But entitled means, well, entitled. If you are entitled to something that is because you have a legitimate claim to it. That's not in itself a negative thing.

I know what people mean, obviously. They mean, 'She is a little madam who thinks she is entitled to things that she is not entitled to', and its just one of those improperly used buzz words in the way that random was a while ago. That annoyed me too [shudder], hearing people go 'Ooh random' when they meant 'Ooh what a coincidence'.

Right. I need a drink. I am starting to get Cross About The Internet blush

TooAshamedNotToNameChange Thu 01-Sep-11 20:55:54

I literally fell of my chair reading your post wink

QueenOfFeckingEverything Thu 01-Sep-11 20:59:13


You didn't deserve a chair anyway. Your sense of entitlement is outrageous. Some people don't have chairs, or even bottoms to sit on angry

Yama Thu 01-Sep-11 21:02:02

It makes my blood boil.

tethersend Thu 01-Sep-11 21:06:28

This isn't what I pay my taxes for.

VictorianIce Fri 02-Sep-11 13:58:34

If someone is an entitled little madam, does it mean they become Lady Little Madam?

Or is that ennobled?


lettinggo Sat 03-Sep-11 11:22:18


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