That and being frightfully English.
Cricket might not even be the second most popular sport in England. (Association) Football a clear first, then either cricket or Rugby (but which kind of rugby??)
Vastly more popular in India, Pakistan, Australia and the West Indies / Carribean
Further, not knowing an idiom does not make one illiterate.
Perhaps it isn't evidence of illiteracy, it is certainly evidence of a lack of reasoning ability.
If you cannot use context to make a decent guess at what some non-obscure words mean, this is laziness. Or stupidity
The context being discussed was work-related and the phrase was "downing their tools".
If you don't recognise "tool" as the noun that describes the item one uses to perform a task, and cannot see that "downing" might mean "putting down" then you have limited ability in what you claim is your native language. (Or are very tired, or drunk, or you forgot your reading glasses)
A few years old, but a very very educational series of articles:
It's justifiable if you will eat what you kill, other than that you are a sadist using survivalist fantasies to justify your cruelty.
"It is impossible for you ever to be right. Your privilege allows me to judge you by any chracteristic I choose. Your wrongness is axiomatic"
The only acceptable response by anyone with any possible privilege, is to "check" that privilege and if unwilling to apologise for deviating - leave the space.
Two wrongs do not make a right.
The failing motion picture industry is terrified of admitting the trend of ticket sales.
Completely separate from whether Frozen is any good- I haven't seen it.
Uh, median household income is $67,348
The United States 2012 census found 2012 median household income to be $51,371 . Allowing for a quick estimate of inflation, you are wrong by 20%.
So, it seems that you argue publicly by relying on false information, and starting every comment with "Uh".
Welfare queens can't live in expensive places, and neither should people with million dollar houses who claim to be in the "squeezed middle"
upon one's death and for no other criteria
Apart from the value of the estate. So you would be wrong.
Uh, a $200k home and $800k IRA is pretty much the definition of a middle class person
Not mine, it isn't. This is the wealthy claiming that only Bill Gates is a little bit wealthy.
It's a loophole to make sure a bigger share of your estate lands in the hands of your heirs, rather than in federal pockets.
NO. It's most likely a term life policy that will pay out enough (on death occurring within a certain time period) to cover inheritance tax bills, thus avoiding the need to do things like sell property.
It is a very common thing to do amongst the wealthy enough to worry about inheritance-tax. It's often done to allow beneficiaries who can't earn money (e.g. because of age or childcare responsibilities) to pay a possible inheritance tax bill.
He has $200k equity in his home, and has saved $800k towards retirement.
Your concern is that those who are literally millionaires are not getting a fair deal? There is some serious inflation going on in your notion of "middle"
government to force the sale of his home
It is very common indeed for the wealthy to take out term life policies to hedge against inheritance tax.
If you are in the inheritance tax-paying class and you didn't know this, get better financial advice.
So much irrelevant garbage in the android store.
I really have no idea if apple is any worse or better, but I would be more likely to spend if I could actually find useful stuff.