Monday, 24 September 2007


In today's news, we review some of the new words that have recently entered the English language.

Election Fever (n.)
The latest crisis to beset farmers and everyone else in the UK; it is caused by unusually high seasonal poll ratings for the Government.

Bluetongue (n. and adj.)
A symptom exhibited by journalists babbling away in an excess of election fever.

Sub-Prime (adj.)
Unreliable, of low quality, liable to fail and unlikely to yield a profit; as in:
As election fever spreads from farm to farm, economists have expressed concern for Britain’s sub-prime cattle market.”