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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Negative growth: a rant.

I don't mind so much when the financial wizards get the future wrong.

I don't even mind that they haven't got much of a clue about what's going on at the moment.

And the past, of course, has always been subject to manipulation by anyone with a tongue or a pen.

Having said all that, I do wish these experts had the decency to be wrong in clear straightforward English.

Negative growth?

Humph. I can only assume they mean positive shrinkage.

Really, anyone would think that these experts were using these new-fangled terms so it's not so obvious that the experts are miles out of their depth.

What?

Oh.

Oh dear.

We're doomed...doomed...

Word To Use Today: growth. From the Old English grōwan, and before that it's related to words meaning green, and probably grass, as well.
 

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