Pork SPAM, chicken, SPAM, SPAM, ham and SPAM ?

Archaic archaic at indy.rr.com
Fri Sep 12 14:15:57 PDT 2003

On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 10:06:16PM +0100, Matthew Burgess wrote:
> If by WMD they meant nuclear weapons why didn't they just say it?  If
> they meant cluster bombs then that's clear enough I suppose.  Why do
> people insist on making new "catchy" phrases that are only good for
> distorting/muddling the truth <sigh>.  Ironically, over here we've even
> coined a phrase for such action (spin), at least I don't think I'd heard
> the word used in the same context until Labour came to power.

Agreed. BTW, the term 'spin' has been used here since the 80's. :)


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