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JustPete
JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 72 Connected
I have just spent an hour discussing the meaning of WOKE.  Without dictionaries or google or any other reference assistance, tell me the meaning of WOKE........
I am a Scope Volunteer.   Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of life - additionally, but not limited to: living with a disability, employing personal assistants, education, sexuality, being gay, managing relationships having a disability, technology and assistive technology, sport & leisure inclusion & participation, mental health issues (both through personal experience and supporting others),   If I can't help, I will endeavour to find somebody who can.

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you'll ever know." - Winnie The Pooh

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,986 Disability Gamechanger
    Come out of sleep
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Member Posts: 624 Pioneering
       I woke up this morning.....  ;)
  • JustPete
    JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 72 Connected
    Apparently not.............keep going...........there is relevance to this community (I promise)
    I am a Scope Volunteer.   Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of life - additionally, but not limited to: living with a disability, employing personal assistants, education, sexuality, being gay, managing relationships having a disability, technology and assistive technology, sport & leisure inclusion & participation, mental health issues (both through personal experience and supporting others),   If I can't help, I will endeavour to find somebody who can.

    "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you'll ever know." - Winnie The Pooh
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,986 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2021
    My serious answer without looking in a dictionary would be it is used to refer to someone who is very sensitive to things like rights for black people, gay people etc. Maybe also disabled people which is why you say it’s relevant to this community? Also I’d say it is often used as an insult
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,043 Pioneering
    Awareness of issues concerning social and racial justice and injustice and disabilities. 
  • JustPete
    JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 72 Connected
    @66Mustang @Teddybear12 .........Yes............when did that happen?

    This makes sleep related words 'wake' 'woke' etc just colloquial use of proper words 'awake' 'awoke' etc


    I am a Scope Volunteer.   Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of life - additionally, but not limited to: living with a disability, employing personal assistants, education, sexuality, being gay, managing relationships having a disability, technology and assistive technology, sport & leisure inclusion & participation, mental health issues (both through personal experience and supporting others),   If I can't help, I will endeavour to find somebody who can.

    "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you'll ever know." - Winnie The Pooh
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,986 Disability Gamechanger
    I probably first heard it used for that reason in maybe 2018?
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,504 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2021
    Well, words which are useful, at least currently, survive and others which are no longer useful decline in use and  are ultimately consigned to history, survival of the fittest lexically. 

    Happy new year 🥳 


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