I was watching a video the other day about how words change their meaning depending on the political party. He talks about inflation and how it was defined in an old hard copy version of Merriam Webster and how it's defined online. I go on line and look up the word inflation and get my 1995 hardcover Merriam Webster 1995 version out. Ans sure enough Inflation appears to have a different meaning from the 1995 hardback version and the online version. from the exact same dictionary. Definition of INFLATION 1 : an act of inflating : a state of being inflated: as a : distension b : a hypothetical extremely brief period of very rapid expansion of the universe immediately following the big bang c : empty pretentiousness : pomposity 2 : a continuing rise in the general price level usually attributed to an increase in the volume of money and credit relative to available goods and services Inflation - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary Hardback 1995 version 1: an act of being inflated: the state of being inflated 2: empty pretentiousness : pomposity 3: an increase in the volume of money and credit resulting in a continuing rise in the general price level. When they use the words usually attributed is that not changing the meaning of the definition of the word inflation? I'm sure it has noting to do with politics I am sure it can be something else.