Sunday, October 7

The Sunday Quote

'' An important art of policiticans is to find new names for institutions which under old names have become odious to the public.''

Charles Maurice De Talleyrand-Perigord (1754-1838)

2 comments:

Sarah Hopperty said...

Gosh -Just like the EU !

Anonymous said...

Linguists refer to a similar practice as the euphemism treadmill. Negro (black in Spanish) becomes black, which becomes coloured, which becomes black…

McE