Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Saturday phrase: Ipso Facto

(hurrying to post this while LJ is working; it's been acting up for me since yesterday evening...)

ipso facto : by that very fact or act : as an inevitable result

First known use: 1548

Etymology: New Latin, literally, "by the fact itself"


Trump has abandoned attempts to control the pandemic, though there is no downturn in cases. His administration ignores its own reopening requirements and shelves guidelines written by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instead Trump applauds reckless reopening in a way that, as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, admitted, “will lead to an increase and spread. It’s almost ipso facto.”

Source: Other Countries are Winning Against the Virus, We are Quitting, The Washington Post, May 8, 2020)
Tags: i, latin, phrase, wordsmith: med_cat

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