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It's only a metaphor!

198kHz
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It's only a metaphor!

The language police are at it again...  Roll eyes

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44138229

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Re: It's only a metaphor!

Does that mean the period of austerity is over?

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Re: It's only a metaphor!

Perhaps we'll be flush with cash. Wink

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Re: It's only a metaphor!

And yet again, some feel they have to apologise.

Stupid, stupid, and gutless. Whatever next, sorry for using the word hysterical?

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Re: It's only a metaphor!

Woosh! the sound of Mav humour flying over the heads of some Wink

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Re: It's only a metaphor!

All words, in every language, are metaphors. (Marshall McLuhan)

What is significant here is not that Mr Broadbent used a metaphor, but that the one he chose to use was inappropriate and potentially offensive.

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Re: It's only a metaphor!

With the original meaning being month+end/halt I shall offend everyone by saying that the interest on my savings account is paid menopausally.

And no, I'm not flush with money, hot or cold.

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Re: It's only a metaphor!

Is Broadbent a metaphor?

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Re: It's only a metaphor!

I'm waiting for someone to moan about the more offensive metafives.

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