What linguistic or cultural shifts irritate you to violence? I suggest, but this is very cranky and received, the usage of 'good' in response to 'how are you?' This makes me very angry, I want to stuff the mobile phone down the idiot's throat kind of angry. Yet increasingly I feel isolated on this point, as every old fogey now capitulates and follows suit. What can I do? 'How are you, young fellow?' 'I am good, thanks, Pops.' 'Good are you, and I am very well, thank you for not asking, you pinhead.' Also people who call me 'mate.' 'There you go, mate.' 'I am not your mate, you scum. Call me sir, mister, or pal and grow your whiskers, whispy.' Just putting this out there for a general discussion, or on my own.