Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Catherine Horn: language 23-24

This phrase was used in a newsletter from mt granddaughter's school
Lake Wobegon Effect-
"...where all the children are above average"
School systems where test scores of all students fall within the above average range. (a statical impossibility)
Earliest citation: Christopher Connell, "Education Officials Say Achievement Tests Paint Unrealistic Picture" 1998 Associated press

A Joe Bidenism (or foot-in-mouth-disease)
July 15, A phrase from my husband after hearing an implicitly racist remark in a news interview,
"I don't know if that was intentionally indirect or it was a Joe Bidenism."

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