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July 27, 2010

Government Innovation?

Filed under: Healthcare,Venture Capital — Steve Krupa @ 5:26 pm

Once again Lisa Suennen is generating discussion on the Health Care Blog, this time regarding the government’s role in stimulating innovation in the US healthcare system.  Please check it out here, they’re talking about some interesting stuff.

In the meantime, the phrase “Government Innovation” reminded me of the late-great George Carlin, and so I thought you might get a laugh out of the following list of Carlin’s odd expressions and the accompanying video of GC taking our modern vocabulary to task.       

  1. authentic reproduction
  2. business ethics
  3. death benefits
  4. forward lateral
  5. friendly fire
  6. genuine veneer
  7. highly depressed
  8. holy war
  9. jumbo shrimp
  10. lethal assistance
  11. limited lifetime guarantee
  12. live recording
  13. mandatory options
  14. mercy killing
  15. military intelligence
  16. mutual differences
  17. new tradition
  18. nondairy creamer
  19. open secret
  20. original copy
  21. partial cease-fire
  22. plastic glass
  23. resident alien
  24. silent alarm
  25. standard options
  26. true replica
  27. uninvited guest
  28. wireless cable
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1 Comment »

  1. Did you know that the word “oxymoron” comes from Greek roots that literally mean smart + stupid? I love that.

    Comment by lisasuennen — July 28, 2010 @ 2:20 am | Reply


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