A MAN is still calling socially alert things ‘woke’ as if it’s an insult, it has emerged.
Tom Booker uses the word, along with ‘virtue signalling’ and ‘snowflake’, to mock what he perceives to be radical left wing politics, but are usually just superhero films and people’s Twitter bios.
Booker said: “A lot of people attack me for calling things woke. It’s probably because I’m a white middle class male and not because I’m an insufferable, ignorant twat.
“The funny thing is I’m actually a modern, liberal thinking kind of guy. I date using Bumble and sometimes flick through the i.
“I just can’t stand it when anyone attempts to redress societal imbalances. We’ve all got a hill we’d die on, and this is mine.”
Booker’s colleague Nikki Hollis said: “It’s funny that someone as unprogressive as Tom is dead keen on using a term that has African-American origins. He’d be unbearably smug that he’s misappropriating their vernacular if he knew what misappropriating meant.”