A black hole of cliches

If I were elected to office …

I’d stop politicians from using the phrase “black hole” (unless they were discussing the astrophysics component of the science research budget.) With each side of politics questioning the other’s costings, “black hole” is the new “moving forward” cliche of the election campaign.

What I propose is the commissioning, development and release into the wild of a computer virus that infects the word processing software of politicians and the media, whereby any time the words “black hole” appear without corresponding mention of star clusters, nebulae, pulsars or supernova, then the word processing software will automatically ‘correct’ the phrase “black hole” to something else, say, the full text of Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky”?

For less unenlightened pits and more mimsy borogoves, vote 1, Me.

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