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Why "homeowners" And Not "householders"?

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Why is it that on tv news articles, it is always "homeowners" they refer to? The flooding in Somerset is a prime example of this. Politicians being interviewed do it too. Back in the day, i seem to remember the much more accurate"householder" term used.

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Same reason we call land 'property', when it isn't anything of the sort. It's newspeak. The language changes to reflect the interests and beliefs of the ruling classes.

Edited by (Blizzard)

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I think it's because the hacks really don't know the difference between the meanings of the words

Just like they don't know the difference between "part time" and "temporary" when writing about employment.

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Why is it that on tv news articles, it is always "homeowners" they refer to? The flooding in Somerset is a prime example of this. Politicians being interviewed do it too. Back in the day, i seem to remember the much more accurate"householder" term used.

More right wing BBC (and other media) bias I'm afraid.

But it reflects our society well enough. Look at the examples of tenants being kicked out of re-possessed houses (in certain circumstances) where the banks title to the property has more weight than someone's home.

Welcome to the desert of the real.

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It's a fair bet that if a journalist were to slip up and inadvertently use the word householder then an editor would quickly change it to homeowner as that's more PC with all the main political parties these days.

Indeed it increasingly seems that pushing the ownership of homes at any cost is the main parties sole reason to exist.

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