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~ Saturday, November 20, 2004
 

RID OF ME

One of the current buzzwords seems to be to describe unpleasant or unwanted things as a scourge, or as the scourge of something else. Here are a few old favourites and some discovered recently:

the scourge of sarcasm / landmines, the scourge of Angola / the scourge of mastitis / spyware, the scourge of the Internet / the scourge of desertification / the scourge of calculators / fire ants, the six-legged scourge of the South / the scourge of net perverts / the scourge of militarism / dust, the scourge of civilization / the scourge of modernism / the scourge of short-termism / the scourge of human trafficking / HIV, the scourge of Africa / the scourge of racism / the scourge of scurvy / policy, the scourge of the people / ticks, the scourge of woodland / the scourge of ritual murders / the scourge of Arial / the scourge of attachments / garlic, the scourge of the 90s / the scourge of child labour / the scourge of leafy spurge / Orwell, the scourge of inequity / snipers, the scourge of Ebay / the hiccough, the scourge of man / spambots, the scourge of blogs / Malcolm Marshall, the scourge of batsmen / the scourge of salmonella / the scourge of sweatshops / catfishes, the scourge of the deep / the scourge of suicide bombing / alcohol, the scourge of Scotland / locusts, the scourge of the prairie / bully boys, the scourge of the playground / the scourge of the swastika / Fluffy, Scourge of the Sea* / Lleylandii hedges, the scourge of suburbia / the scourge of Guinea worms / Attila, scourge of God / harrassment, the scourge of gym class / the scourge of obesity / the scourge of flyposting / late blight, the scourge of the tomato garden /

*a children's picture book

Source: Google; thanks to Hazel (Scourge of Errors) for the idea


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