With the whole credit downgrade debt doom business in the news lately, I’ve repeatedly seen the following phrase in print, on TV (in on-screen graphics and closed captioning) and on the web:
…which makes no sense. It’s uncharted territory. It hasn’t been charted. It hasn’t been mapped. We don’t know where we’re going, and we don’t know what’s next. Uncharted.
In this context, “unchartered” makes no sense.
Really, so much about this whole situation makes no sense. But at least I can get my head around using the right word in an attempt to land somewhere in the same county and/or parish with the right meaning.