Tuesday, April 22, 2014

When Anachronistic Phrases Make News

Two phrases I've heard a lot less over the last decade than I did in, say, the 1970s, are "hunting safari" and "almost extinct." THIS news today, about a Saudi prince whose hunting party illegally shot and killed over 2,000 "almost extinct" houbara bustards (birds) during a recent "hunting safari" in Pakistan, manages to use both.

Does it surprise anyone that this story goes on to explain that the meat of these extremely rare birds is "considered an aphrodisiac."

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