New Phrases

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Have you ever noticed how the language changes, how new phrases seem to magic themselves into our lives?

I’m thinking of “Plausible Deniability”. Remember when that one arrived, round about the time of Watergate? Then we had “Extraordinary Rendition”. I’d love to know who dreamt that one up!

Nowadays, faced with a “Double Dip Recession”, we have the almost medical-sounding “Quantitative Easing” and the dreaded oxymoron “Negative Equity” as well as the mysterious and insidious “Bank Recapitalisation”, all recent additions to our vocabulary, leading up to the inevitable “Financial Meltdown”.

“Happy Christmas” to all my readers!

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