Inflationary Language

Ever hear of Inflationary Language? Victor Borge reckoned that if prices can go up with inflation, so can language. The link is to one of the stories he told using it - heard many years ago when Springbok Radio was our Sunday night entertainment. Those were the days!

I mentioned this to my son yesterday and have printed off the story to read to him. It takes some doing to find those hidden numbers and inflate them in language!

I'm currently in the process of translating our college info into Spanish, Portuguese and French (well, not me exactly, but I'm overseeing it) - I wonder what the same documents would look like, inflated... :)