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Flatronisation (n) 

A colleague in my office came up with a really good new word this week.

 Flatronisation (noun) from flatronise (verb) meaning “to flatter in a patronising manner”.

It covers such a wide range of situations, both domestic and professional. I think we should start a campaign to get it adopted as a recognised word……

 “Don’t you flatronise me!”

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  1. pauld | 11 June 2016 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    ‘nouns’ what are they ?, i only went to a secondary modern in Liverpool 🙂

    so you mean things like “Oh dalring your so good at the housework you do, why not just go into kitchen and do some more while i watch tv and keep out your way”, would that fit into the “flatronisation” definition 🙂

  2. Gillian | 13 June 2016 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    That would indeed fit the definition . Or, in a work context, “That was a very good presentation for someone with your limited experience.”

    There’s so many potential examples – now I’m on the look out for it, I see flatronisation everywhere!