Thursday, March 5, 2009

Non Sequitur of the Day: Gambling Lingo As Political Shorthand Edition

"Double down."

From McCain's strategy in the stretch run of running for President, to the U.S. expansion in Afghanistan, to Rush Limbaugh continuing to act in a treasonous fashion (based on his standards during the last administration), I worry about the implicit suggestion that our politics exist on the same cultural and moral plane as blackjack.

At least it's new usage is grounded in the real world, unlike the prior buzzword in this vein, "re-double," especially when the user hadn't "doubled" in the first place.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Well, this is very interesting indeed. Would love to read a little more of this. Good post. Thanks for the heads-up.