One day when all the climate change nonsense has blown over and we can get on with demolishing the next batch of global lies, a few tattered remnants of battle may well creep into our lexicon and nestle there for a while.
So maybe we’ll add a new word or two. How about clie? Etymology - climate lie. It could be future slang for a manipulative lie. Children, instead of being accused of telling fibs, will be chided with telling a little clie.
Now don’t tell clies, Mum or Dad will say – you know you’ll be found out.
Well you never know – stranger things have happened to our venerable language. The term settled science for example. That was a real humdinger of a clie.