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With a nod to Victor, an inflationary language story

STRIKING OUT

December 26, 2010
By Al Stephenson

If you are a fan of the late Victor Borge as I am, you are undoubtedly familiar with his bit on inflationary language. The Danish comedic pianist was funny as well as immensely talented. Here's an example of his wit. He once went to the ticket counter in an airport and asked for a round-trip ticket. The clerk asked "to where?"

 
 
 

 

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