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THERE was a time within the Labour Party when the word "privatisation" was a dirty word and something those nasty Tories did when they were in government.
I have spent more than 30 years trying to eliminate that dirty word from my students' vocabulary.
Adams said: "Loyalty seems to be a dirty word these days.
But now, Whitney is part of a group of fosters who must learn to live in a new culture that lives and dies by trees, yet where environmentalist is a dirty word.
EVANGELISM is a 10-letter dirty word for some Christians.
Yet, considering all the blather about obscene corporate excess, "profit" seems to be the only dirty word left in this country.
This issue contains the following articles: (1) The M Word: "Marketing" Has Changed from a Dirty Word to a Buzzword in Higher Education (Jon Marcus); (2) A Contrarian View of the Testing Industry: FairTest Argues that Standardized Tests Are a Poor Predictor of Student Success (Robert A.
I want people to know that autism isn't a dirty word.
Sarkozy that "liberalism" is not a dirty word, so defensive he was about being labeled a "liberal.
When used in the context of higher education, "productivity" sounds like a dirty word.
He admits to feeling that he betrayed journalism by crossing over to flakdom, at least initially, and devotes an entire chapter to public relations as a dirty word.
For some people, forgiveness is a very dirty word indeed.
Has he stopped to consider that we have no steel industry, no aluminum industry, a declining auto industry and fewer jobs because the plaintiffs bar and anti-capitalism initiatives have made profit a dirty word and unobtainable.
LaRusso also worked on several screenplays, including a rewrite of Saturday Night Fever, and spent 12 years in Los Angeles in the '80s and '90s before deciding that "art is a dirty word in L.