Friday, August 12, 2011

Politically Correct?

I was reading some reports on the London Rioting and came across an interesting phrase:  "Hoyle had never been in trouble before and is on Jobseekers’ Allowance, the court heard."

Jobseeker's Allowance?  A quick Google tells me that it is essentially what we call "unenmployment benefits".  Our friends across the pond came up with this friendly title in 1996. 

So I learned something today.  Wonder if we in the colonies withh follow suit?

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