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    wind of change

    What do they express by "wind of change"?

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    Re: wind of change

    Climate (intellectual, economic, social) that favours change. The phrase was first used or first (famously used) by Harold Macmillan: Wind of Change (speech) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: wind of change

    It has nothing to do with the Scorpions, then...

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    Re: wind of change

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois View Post
    It has nothing to do with the Scorpions, then...
    Well it was certainly not their idea, but they were using it in the same way that Macmillan used it (speaking in S. Africa in 1960) - talking about far-reaching political change.

    Since my posting yesterday, it's occurred to me that since Macmillan had a good classical education, maybe he didn't coin the image. I'll do some rooting around to check this - a good place to start might be Frank Myers - Harold Macmillan's "Winds of Change" Speech: A Case Study in the Rhetoric of Policy Change - Rhetoric & Public Affairs 3:4 , but I don't have time to read it thoroughly at the moment.

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    Re: wind of change

    What do they mean by" We ride the wind of change"?

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    Re: wind of change

    ride = 'Take advantage of it'. A surfer rides a wave. Waves and winds are similar - the natural movement goes on, and some people know how to take advantage of it.

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