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  • Stan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    You wrote a great piece. I call it all Blabberspeak . These people seem to think they are so important that they even invent new words if the one being used does not make them sound smart enough. They are impressive - but make themselves sound stupid. Speaking of stupid, they should all learn to keep it simple stupid .

  • HaHa
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Great subject!
    Just note how often the Danny followers use his Nothing could be further from the truth instead of that's not correct.
    Or, how about, on a go forward basis instead of from now on.
    My favourite peeve in politician speak is the extreme use of in terms of . Why would someone ask, What did you have, in terms of supper, yesterday? when they'd only have to say, What did you have for supper yesterday? Some politicians have in terms of in nearly every sentence, just count them sometimes during an interview.......yukkkkkk.

  • Lloyd
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Good column and a great call. Honestly, they should all try to keep it just a tad simpler (except Rex, of course). Sometimes it seems they all speak the same language, they latch on to a few phrases (interesting only the first time it was said) that so rapidly grow old. Funny how simple language doesn't do that. Most tiresome ones include 'nothing could be further from the truth', (well, yes it can), but somethings ARE further from the truth. From some of them most things are not quite true to start with. How about on 'a go forward basis'. Good lord, like you're going to actually plan on a go backward basis? Whats wrong with 'from now on' on 'in the future'. REally guys it doesn't make your empty words sound better. I suppose it is true that the more words that are said, it is more likely that some of them will be true and/or interesting. Sort of like the idea of a million monkeys with their typewriters.... well, you know.
    Thanks again.

  • Stan
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    You wrote a great piece. I call it all Blabberspeak . These people seem to think they are so important that they even invent new words if the one being used does not make them sound smart enough. They are impressive - but make themselves sound stupid. Speaking of stupid, they should all learn to keep it simple stupid .

  • HaHa
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    Great subject!
    Just note how often the Danny followers use his Nothing could be further from the truth instead of that's not correct.
    Or, how about, on a go forward basis instead of from now on.
    My favourite peeve in politician speak is the extreme use of in terms of . Why would someone ask, What did you have, in terms of supper, yesterday? when they'd only have to say, What did you have for supper yesterday? Some politicians have in terms of in nearly every sentence, just count them sometimes during an interview.......yukkkkkk.

  • Lloyd
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    Good column and a great call. Honestly, they should all try to keep it just a tad simpler (except Rex, of course). Sometimes it seems they all speak the same language, they latch on to a few phrases (interesting only the first time it was said) that so rapidly grow old. Funny how simple language doesn't do that. Most tiresome ones include 'nothing could be further from the truth', (well, yes it can), but somethings ARE further from the truth. From some of them most things are not quite true to start with. How about on 'a go forward basis'. Good lord, like you're going to actually plan on a go backward basis? Whats wrong with 'from now on' on 'in the future'. REally guys it doesn't make your empty words sound better. I suppose it is true that the more words that are said, it is more likely that some of them will be true and/or interesting. Sort of like the idea of a million monkeys with their typewriters.... well, you know.
    Thanks again.