Watch your language
Choosing words wisely isn’t everyone’s strong suit. Time magazine recently compiled a few best-of-2006 lists, and among them were some of the year’s biggest buzzwords and quotations from world leaders. Here’s a sampling:
Words to remember
Fed-ex: No, not the shipping company … think more along the lines of Brit and her ex-beau.
Liquid terror: The reason you can’t bring your supersized shampoo in your carryon luggage anymore.
Wikiality: Truth based on consensus rather than fact (taken from Wikipedia, the user-created online encyclopedia).
They said what?
“I don’t think I’ve ever been accused of seducing anyone, even my wife."—Stephen Harper, prime minister of Canada
“Be angry at us, and die of this anger.” —Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran
“How do you make chocolate? You take dark chocolate, you mix it with white milk, and it becomes a delicious drink.” —Ray Nagin, mayor of New Orleans
“I learned some lessons about expressing myself maybe in a little more sophisticated manner.” —President Bush