Sunday, July 31, 2011

Guestlist: Vocabulary Lesson

by My Husband:

Here are 23 words or phrases that, based on usage over the past few weeks, are completely misunderstood by practically every D.C. politician, pundit and journalist in America, in alphabetical order:
  • American People, The
  • Armageddon
  • bipartisan
  • breaking news (Is it really? No, it's not)
  • budget
  • compromise
  • credit rating
  • crisis
  • deadline (You'd think journalists would know better.)
  • debt
  • debt ceiling
  • default (seriously stunning misuse)
  • deficit
  • eleventh hour
  • full faith and credit (Hint: It's not about foreign debt.)
  • kabuki theater (Aaaarrrrrggghhhh!)
  • leadership
  • limit (or ceiling for that matter)
  • Market, The
  • negotiation
  • plan
  • revenue
  • Ronald Reagan

Seriously, can't we force these people to watch "Schoolhouse Rock!" and read "Macroeconomics for Dummies" before letting them have these jobs? A vocabulary test maybe?

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