2 thoughts on “Two New "Expresses" I Hate

  1. Danimal May 20, 2009 / 2:22 am

    I suspect the “gifted me” thing oozed over from the shadowy and word-bloated world of law. You gotcher tax law, see, where the IRS doesn’t care a whit whether you were given something or not, but whether it was, by law, a “gift.” This leads to much talk in estate planning of “gifting” parts of estates, but somewhere some idiot with a “blawg” (ugh) must have taken the ugly and pointless phrase out of its proper context and it caught on.

    That’s my guess, anyway.

    And I’m sorry about that.

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