Thursday, 20 August 2009

Linguistic gymnastics

In the Weekend Australian in an article on the possibility of the introduction of capital gains tax to the family home:
The Henry review is scheduled to release its recommendations in December. Dr Henry told a conference six weeks ago that the review was close to “putting big ideas on paper”...
For some reason that phrase just tickled my fancy. I think I’m going to go around telling people that I am close to putting big ideas on paper. Not true, but who is going to quibble? You could argue forever on the definition of “close.” As to “big ideas,” don’t get me started. But it sounds pro-active and forward-thinking and I could do with some of that.

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