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Phrase. June 5, 2012, Word of the Day


A phrase in Hindi meaning “the common man.” So prevalent in television networks to day that it is worming its way into news reports in English language newspapers and magazines. I wonder when the gender bias inherent in this phrase is going to be removed: “aadmi” is certainly not “aurat.” Of course there is the “aam janta,” about which, elsewhere…


Our netas are not concerned about what the aam aadmi feels.
Added 2011-09-16 by oldathai
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