ABCwatch

Tim Blair

Ombudsgod

New Criterion

 

 

Sunday, September 29, 2002
 
ABC ENGLISH; a cumulating collection from the ABC’s lingo-shifters as they channel the future of our language. As promised.

“Iraq” pronounced “Eye-rak” PM, 24 September 2002.

“amenable to” meaning “acceptable to” PM, 24 September 2002.

“The Federal Government is again on the defence” Sitting on the fence? On the defensive?...” Breakfast, 24 September 2002, 7.34

“ to repulse” (verb), instead of “repel” Breakfast, 15 September 2002.

My God this is boring, but duty demands.