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'Robust'- the buzz word of the moment

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Anonymous, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    People used to talk of having a 'robust constitution' but I wasn't aware of the word ever being used on a large scale every day. Now I hear it all the time from the police, politicians and newsreaders.What exactly is it meant to mean?
  2. It seems to have replaced 'progressive' which was the word on every politicians's lips a while back. I was never sure what that was supposed to mean either!
  3. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Politicians have been using robust for a few years now, also transparent!!

    So a robust, transparent policy!!
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    To deal with random rioting and unrest, 'random' being another overused word.
  5. No: a robust, transparent, progressive policy with random additions.
  6. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    More entertaining:
  7. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    From a friend of mine on facebook:
    Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.
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  8. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Lead commenter

    I normally have an intense dislike of buzzwords, but I do like both "random" and "robust".
    At the moment I cannot abide the lazy default usage of "around" (issues around, etc). Where has that come from? What happened to "issues regarding / relating to / appertaining to / concerning", etc?

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