Wednesday, March 8, 2017

My Favorite Expression of the Month

Last month it was "sparks debate", which translates into, "What journalists are talking about to one another but no one else is really all that interested in".

This month's is "I can envision a scenario".  Well, we all can, of course.  My granddaughter is particularly good with "envisioning scenarios" when she's playing with her dolls.  It translates into, "I can make up stuff if there is nothing else to go on".  I've heard it from politicians, journalists, and fellow clergy during the last fortnight, in each case the "envisioned scenario", or made up stuff, neatly ratifies a point they're trying to make for which there is no empirical evidence.