‘The Vocabularist: Where does the word ‘budget’ come from?’

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‘The history of the word budget has nothing to do with budgie (which comes from an Australian phrase meaning “good cockatoo”), but a lot to do with fat cats, leather bottles, and bags of tricks, writes Trevor Timpson.’

The topical nature of this word plays havoc with public opinion and divides most of our country in to the ‘have’ and ‘have nots’. Was it always this way?

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