Date: Fri, 21 Jul 1995 09:08:51 PDT From: tom creswell Subject: Re: "at the end of the day" Alan, But seriously, it seems obvious, especially in the later responses to your message, that "at the end of the day" has become, like earlier "finalize," "contact," and more recent "bottom line," what in an ironic mimicking of its own sense was called a "buzz word"--a term popular, even a book title, in the 70's. Like all such ex= presions, "buzz word" seems not so frequently used as sit once was. It is interesting to note that, like the other examples I list above, "at the end of the day" has long been a part of the language but has suddenly become for whatever reason an expression by use of which you demonstrate that you are "with it." Tom Creswell ---------------Original Message--------------- A Capitol Bureau reporter for the St Petersburg (Florida) Times wants to know why "at the end of the day" has become a popular spin phrase in politics (and else where). He has searched leading newspapers and finds more than double the citations from 1991 to 1994. I said I'd ask around and see what y'all have to say about it. I will report back to him, but if any of you care to get in touch directly, he's Bill Moss and his number is 904-224-7263. Thanks - Allan Metcalf ----------End of Original Message----------