Tuesday, 8 February 2011

What's the "the big idea"?

I have noticed a creeping tendency to refer to Bogg Society as THE Bogg Society, as if adding that little word somehow elevates its importance.

Actually, this is a very good linguistic trick. Something described as "bollocks" has a very different meaning if subtly rebranded as "the bollocks".

And once everyone accepts it as "the Bogg Society" it is but a short step to refer to it as the "the Bogg Society" etc etc etc

It's easy to add words - now if Lord Gnat Pee et al could also add some flesh to a rapidly decaying carcass of an idea as the cuts add complications, then there is a slim chance it still might add up to something other than the Cameron's the big idea.

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