9 most dangerous words in the English language at this time of year

What are the nine most dangerous works in the English language at this time of year?

I’m just going to get myself that for Christmas.

Many (probably indebted) South Africans

We’re being inundated with catalogues of all sorts of stuff we know are almost certainly not a long-term purchase.

After a tough year; this Christmas many of us will fall into the trap of the nine most dangerous words in the English language:

“I’m just going to get myself that for Christmas”.

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