Thursday, 3 December 2009

The real world

I keep hearing reference to the phrase "they should get into the real world" or "he should live in the real world". We all live in the real world whether you are a banker with a million pound bonus, a policeman about to lose overtime or someone on benefit. What does it mean? Where is this real world if it isn't Earth? Why have politicians started using the expression as if it is the answer to every problem.
They should get into the real world. Ooops!