In reflecting on the past 10 years, one idiom may be particularly apt: hindsight is 20/20.
Lisa Lim
Opinion

Opinion

Language Matters by Lisa Lim

How the term 20/20 evolved – from visual acuity to general excellence

  • The idiom ‘20/20 vision’ was never meant to imply excellent, or even above average, eyesight
  • The semantic leap seems to have come through jive talk, or jazz musicians’ slang
In reflecting on the past 10 years, one idiom may be particularly apt: hindsight is 20/20.
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