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Wonderful + 1 = Twoderful!

Given that both inflation and recession have dominated our news for the past half year, some related humor is perhaps needed. What better source than Victor Borge (Danish musician and humorist) and his exposition on Inflationary Language. A great video sequence!

If you want to read his text in both the original form and in its inflated form, turn to the Web Site Inflator. This web site also offers a routine that allows you to "inflate" any web site or text.

If you want to test your skills, try the Fun Trivia's Quiz on Inflationary Language ...then have students try their hand at rewriting a story using inflationary language.

Finally, what would recessionary language look like?