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Thread #155977   Message #3675214
Posted By: MGM·Lion
06-Nov-14 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: Buzz Words
Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
The euphemism I respond a bit adversely to in that context is "helping the police with their enquiries". As a child, when I read that someone was doing that, I used to think: Why, how nice of them. My impression is that that get-out isn't used by the press so much these days.

'Sea-change' may have adventitiously acquired a certain emotive resonance, but it originated from a misunderstanding of what Ariel in The Tempest was actually singing about.