Thursday, April 10, 2008

Time to Brush Up On My Newspeak

by Tom Bozzo

This morning was a test of how many times I could hear the word "pause" used on NPR, without someone translating the usage into standard English, without going (more) insane. The answer is a lot, but not so much as to make it safe for me to listen to Morning Edition all the way through.

Let's just all say it: a "pause" in the draw-down from the "surge" means that the "surge" is a "(quasi-)permanent escalation."


A hundred years, baby. A hundred years.
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