Sean Farrell, writing in The Independent:
HOUSE PRICES TUMBLE 1980s STYLE
NOVEMBER'S FALL IS THE BIGGEST DROP SINCE 1992
House prices are plunging at their fastest pace since the last recession as banks ration credit and nervous buyers stay away, Halifax reports.
Britain's biggest mortgage lender revealed a 2.6 per cent fall in prices for November, the biggest drop since 1992.
1992?! So, negative events of the 1990s we refer to it as "1980s" do we?
It would seem that whilst events perceived as being positive which occurred during the 1980s are transplanted (wherever possible) to the adjacent decades (read my theory here), negative events of the adjacent decades are transplanted into the 1980s wherever possible.
Don't be daft, Chris, it's a printing error! you may say. But there's too much of that kind of thing around for me to feel convinced.
A lot of people will skim that headline and come away thinking how awful the 1980s were. They may well have a point. But not for the reason The Independent has lodged in their minds.
Strange, lying, unreal, scapegoating, smug present day...