[LMB] OT: Language changes

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 19:10:36 BST 2021


>  On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 15:43, Elizabeth Holden <
> alzurite at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > In my student days, I found a word
> >
> > that means "the process by which every political movement becomes the
> >
> > opposite of itself". It was a great word. I wrote it down. But that was
> >
> > decades ago, and I've forgotten the word, and I've been looking for it
> ever
> >
> > since.
>


This isn't it, but - La Bossa Nova has been used for " meet the new boss
same as the old boss ".

Or to quote from the book I am rereading, "Nae King, Nae Queen, Nae Laird -
We will not be fooled again!"
Clearly Sir Pterry had heard "Won't Get Fooled Again" by the Who.

Sylvia


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