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‘Stay The Course’ Named Top Catchphrase of 2006

By Judd Legum on January 1, 2007 at 1:31 pm

"‘Stay The Course’ Named Top Catchphrase of 2006"

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Global Language Monitor, an organization that “documents, analyzes and tracks trends in language the world over” has named “stay the course” the top catchphrase of 2006.

The phrase was used repeatedly by the Bush administration to describe their strategy in Iraq. Watch just a few examples:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2006/09/bush_stay.320.240.flv]

Subsequently, the White House subsequently claimed their policy has “never been…stay the course.” President Bush will soon unveil a “new way forward” for Iraq, which is expected to involve sending more U.S. troops to Iraq.

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