Sunday, September 11, 2016

nothing short of & nanny-statism


Quotations:

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#qanda: [ nothing short of ] Greer's lack of empathy or respect towards trans people is nothing short of appalling.

Ilona Renner: [nanny-statism, suite;]The public health England report on sugar has established the scientific basis for a tax on sugary drinks, particularly when done in combination with restrictions on in-store promotions and on marketing of unhealthy food and drink. So are we still going to hear the usual corporate-sponsored discourse about personal responsibility, personal freedom of choice and the nanny-statism,in Australia, or will we step up the complex challenge of obesity and put our energy instead into drafting a suite of effective evidence-based public health policies as we did with tobacco. 

Definitions:

nothing short of:(nothing less than)
used to emphasise forcefully that something truly, definitely, or amazing is as described.

nanny-statism:
nanny state:
Nanny state is a term of British origin that conveys a view that a government or its policies are overprotective or interfering unduly with personal choice.

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