Parliamentary questions, foreign affairs debates and occasional single topic debates, are straightforward for officials and ministers to fob off with stock and bromidic
answers, and thus form a kind of theatre--a sham of democratic accountability, when in reality there is none.
At the risk of sounding trite, we observe the bromidic
phrase "Time is money"--and there are few arenas in which this admonition better applies than the mortgage foreclosure case.
As a result, the final scene, although meant to exhibit the inner turmoil stemming from Fosca's heartbreak, degenerates into a bromidic
exhibition of middle-class pettiness that harbors no trace of the transgressive nature of Tarchetti's conclusion (619).
His not-so-subtle attack on the only insurance policy us older people have is couched in bromidic
panacea meant to assure younger people that gambling with their money is a ``God-given right.
But Denisoff's recourse to bromidic
language about "positive reinforcement" and "alternative lifestyles" isn't sufficiently fine-tuned to explain the complex process involved.