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Coddle

When Warren Buffett published a piece about taxing the super-rich ...


When:

Lookups spiked on August 15, 2011.

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Why:

Investment guru Warren Buffett published an opinion piece in The New York Times - arguing that tax rates should be raised for the wealthiest Americans - entitled "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich."

Coddle means "to treat someone with too much care or kindness" or "to pamper."

It likely derives from the name of a medieval medicine: giving someone that medicine was a way of taking care of them.



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