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Thesaurus abuse - no 37 in a series

On this occasion, 'modernising'.

Sounds like a good thing, does it not? 'Modern' even?

And what is it being used to mean this time? Re-using, in the context of burial plots. I suppose I could refer to 'modernising' a dirty coffee cup if I refill it rather than using a clean one.

Further suggestions for other potential abuses of 'modernising' would be most welcome.

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Blogger Justin Hinchcliffe said... 11:13 am

There was once a party called Labour. To show its green and modern credentials, it recycled Conservatives policies. It is now called NuLab.  



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