The latest word that I have been hearing politicians and the media use, and one that we apparently are supposed to know, is “oligarch,” pronounced “oh-li-gark.”
They use this word without any explanation of what it is. I dare anyone to tell me that they have heard this word before this last week, or have any idea what it means. If so, I apologize, and I bow to your superior vocabulary.
An example of how the media has used this word would be, “…and they are investigating the involvement of various Russian oligarchs as far as election tampering is concerned.”
For sake of all of us unwashed, uneducated, deplorables, an “oligarch” is (especially in Russia) a very rich business leader with a great deal of political influence.
I really don’t know why these people have such a problem talking plain English sometimes. It’s one of the many reasons why I appreciate the way President Trump communicates with the American people. He doesn’t “talk down” to us, he doesn’t use the typical political doublespeak, and he uses everyday English that I never have a problem understanding.