Sunday, 26 September 2004

Cod Linguistics

A quote highlighted in my weekly e-mail from the Plain English Campaign:
"If you sat at home spouting cod scientific terminology, management-blah and corporate catchphrases, your partner would soon slap you or ask you to leave. And you would really have issues around that."
Not a win-win situation, then?

In any case, I highlighted the sentence not just because it's a funny thought, but because it uses the very British word "cod" to mean "faux"/"bogus". As in, "I couldn't stand the cod philosophy in the Matrix" (and neither could the Scotsman, apparently).




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