Stop Calling It ‘Banter’.

It’s something else

Glyn Bawden
The Shortform
Published in
Apr 7, 2024

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Several years ago, the word ‘banter’ started being used socially on a regular basis.

The context is normally someone making fun of someone else. That person getting offended, and being told not to worry because it’s ‘just banter’.

The purpose of this ‘banter’ is to belittle or embarrass someone of an assumed lower social standing.

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Glyn Bawden
The Shortform

An ex-teacher, aspiring writer. Trying to be healthy but still loving wine. Love to travel.