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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Split Decision

In another bulletin from our "Language Watch" division, physicians are now calling malnutrition "nutrition deficit disorder." Disorders are much sexier than simple conditions, which don't sell drugs. Only this morning, as I was watching coverage of the Los Angeles area fires, I found that we no longer have fire trucks, or better yet, fire engines. They've now become "structure protection units," which resonates of prevention. In the case of nutrition deficit disorder I'd have thought that a balanced diet would be helpful, but it's not called that anymore. Now we have the "all-inclusive auto-organic fuel program." With 12 steps, no doubt.


Anonymous Jean said...

Heard yesterday the English language has a new word "meh" thanks in no small part to Homer Simpson whoever the heck he is *sigh*

2:42 PM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

A TV cartoon character, Jean. You were ahead of me, though. I didn't know that was the origin of "meh." On the other hand, he's also responsible for "doh," mean, "as if I didn't know, dude."

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Jean said...

I knew that John... just being facetious (meh!) LOL

5:10 PM  

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