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Monday, September 20, 2010

Lala Land, Yes It Is

I frequently use the term "Lala Land" to describe the unrealistic house of cards Israeli politicians and media inhabit.  I didn't invent the term La-la land.  Just recently it arrived as my A.Word.A.Day.


Their definition:
la-la land


MEANING:
noun:
1. A place or a state of being out of touch with reality.
2. A place known for frivolous activities.


ETYMOLOGY:
Finally, a fictional land that is named after a real place. The term la-la land is coined from the initials of the city of Los Angeles, home of Hollywood, alluding to the fictitious nature of the movies, sets, etc.

USAGE:
"Stockwell Day is in the la-la land of Republicans, who for decades whipped up (white) fear of (black) crime and kept building prisons across America until there was no more money to build."
Haroon Siddiqui; Harper's Ottawa Becomes Republican La-la Land; The Toronto Star (Canada); Aug 8, 2010.

The entire "peace process" is an example of la-la land mentality.  The idea that sworn enemies of the Jewish State of Israel can suddenly, by signing a piece of paper, become peaceful "friends" is totally "...out of touch with reality."  And all of the fancy, professionally choreographed ceremonies and meetings are just "...frivolous activities."

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