What a grotesque coinage that is. I suspect Hilary Mantel made it up for her satire of faux trade-languages (or faux-trade languages) in Beyond Black.
Listening to: My Aim Is True. Re-reading: Goodbye to Berlin. Eagerly anticipating: Inherent Vice.
We noticed that, too. It suddenly appears on the mediascape, out of nowhere, but out of recession lingo and this desire to be able to explain and name everything but also to lighten it and humour it etc.. It’s a horrible horrible word. And even if you want to take a staycation, and fancy, e.g. biking and training, you have to call each single rail company to ask if they’d be so kind as to let you put your bike on their train.
Also keeping the bedside table clear of anything heavyweight in preparation for Inherent Vice.
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