Will this post be the game-changer I need?

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sat Oct 18 15:41:15 UTC 2008

On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 10:45 AM, Mark Peters <markpeters33 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Game-changer has been quite the cliche this year, especially in discussions of the debates and election.
> An iPhone ad may have given it a boost too, and (not surprisingly) it's used in a bunch of sports discussions.
> I'm assuming game theory may be part of it's history, but I have to verify that...
> I'm just starting to dig into a column on this...  I appreciate any thoughts or leads!

Safire covered "game-changer" (with cites from me) last month:


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