Friday, May 27, 2011

Teutonic shift in the Middle East

USA Today reports:
This morning, the White House sent out a correction on what the president meant to say:
"Internationally, we've gone through a **Teutonic [tectonic] shift in the Middle East that could have enormous ramifications for years to come."
The M-W dictionary defines:
Definition of TECTONIC
1: of or relating to tectonics
2: having a strong and widespread impact "a tectonic shift in voting patterns"
At least Obama did not call it a Paradigm shift. His other recent gaffe was to sign a guestbook with a 2008 date.

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