occam <oc...@nowhere.nix> writes:
> Mr. Trump has spawned quite a few derogatory adjectives (and adverbs)
> associated with his name. The latest example, heard today on BBC Radio,
> was 'trumptious', uttered by no less than a UK Member of Parliament.
For context, it's hard to get less than a UK MP.
> In a Radio 4 broadcast of (UK) House of Commons discussions, a
> parliamentarian referred to the slogan "Stop the boats"(1) as a
> "trumptious tag line". Other past slogans mentioned were "Take back
> control" (UK), "Build the Wall" (US) and "Oven ready deal" (UK).
Three Word Slogans have definitely Become A Thing. Presumably because of
the Limited Attention Span, and Short Term Memory of the intended
However, "Trumptious" sounds forced, downright contrived, I see no
reason for it to catch on. And why would it not be "Trumpian"?
> "Trumptious" is but one such example. Another one that comes to mind is
Ronnie was spouting incoherent nonsense well before Bush, I don't think
Dubya deserves much credit in that direction. "Princess David".
> Are there any positive examples of such terms? "Obamacare" is the
> closest I can come up with.
However, that is based on a perversion of modern US history.
"Without Romneycare, I don’t think we would have Obamacare."
The source of that quote? One Mitt Romney.
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