Posted: 1/3/2003 8:30:58 PM EDT
• asymmetric warfare - a conflict in which the two sides are not equally matched in strength, but where the weaker employs unconventional tactics, as in the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.
• gastroporn - the tendency for celebrity cooks to use suggestive descriptives (eg a "tantalising" coulis) or flirty soft-focus photography in their TV shows and recipe books. Typified by the work of "Domestic Goddess" Nigella Lawson.
• politically sound - a variation on political correctness, identified by writer Matthew Parris, who said that those on the right, like him, had their own version of "PC". Thus people who were being "PS" would say "Aids" even when its use was incorrect, they would say "country pursuits" instead of "blood sports", and would always say "chairman" instead of "chair" or "chairperson".
Are we having a philosophical discussion here, or am I being reprimanded?