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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

What's In A Name?

A few days ago, I sent my parents off at the airport and we saw a directional sign that said "LOW COST TERMINAL".

Of course, for the well-initiated, this was the low-cost carrier airport terminal - or some would call it "The Budget Airline Terminal".

We were pondering over the "Low Cost Terminal" terminology. It sounds very cheapskate and the unintiated might have visions of a very cheap thatched-roof kind of structure. It's something that is rather un-modern-Singapore.

"Low Cost Terminal" - somehow it exudes a caste-like discrimination.

But seriously, why can't the authorities call it "Budget Airline Terminal"?

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