Eco worrier: More than spin needed

The British satirical magazine, Private Eye, carries an occasional column called The Neophytes, which is dedicated to the over-use of the cliche that ludicrously designates one thing to be the new something else.

14th March, 2009

The British satirical magazine, Private Eye, carries an occasional column called The Neophytes, which is dedicated to the over-use of the cliche that ludicrously designates one thing to be the new something else.

An utterance this week from Sean Quinn, the chief executive of Failte Ireland, is a prime example: ‘‘Holidaying at home is the new going away.” No, it isn’t - last year, more Irish people travelled abroad than ever, presumably to escape all...

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