Jargon . . . God exists . . . Wee lift . . . Drug charges
Every so often, a new phrase coined by some hot-shot takes the place of sensible language in Irish public debate. Remember the warning to stop throwing white elephants and red herrings?
Will the chatterers now please stop frontloading the frontloading?
In terms of jargon, it really is a race to the bottom.
We must turn the corner going forward.
- So politicians and churchmen lost a lot of money on bank shares -- proof if we ever needed it that there is a God.
- I confess to being a Curly Wee reader. Curly solves all manner of problems, in these days could he save our bacon?
Beaumont, Dublin 9
- As a person with epilepsy, can I draw the attention of Vincent Quinn ('Charge forces elderly to go without vital drugs', Irish Independent, October 28) to the Long Term Illness Scheme which provides, free of charge to all, medication for certain designated long-term illnesses, of which epilepsy is one. As per the Irish Pharmacy Union website, medication provided under this scheme is exempt from the prescription levy.
Celbridge, Co Kildare
- When current affairs programmes discuss the economy, their panels are dominated by men. The opposite is the case when child protection is the topic. When will these enduring and irritating trends ever change?
Dr Florence Craven
Maynooth, Co Kildare
- Alan Dukes believes that we need a second "Bad Bank". The Irish would settle for one good bank!
Seamus Mc Loughlin
Keshcarrigan, Co Leitrim
- Why not sell the presidency to Roman Abramovich for €9bn?
Douglas, Co Cork