Sorry to say, the slumping economy has affected the size of swimming pools.
The long- and short-range for cute, however, is at an all-time sizzle with an overall optimistic outcome.
Or something to that effect.
I got a 70.2 percent in Econ 51 and understood nothing, including those stupid widgets, for an entire semester.
Don't get me started with new math.*
*(per Wikipedia: New Math was a brief, dramatic change in the way mathematics was taught in American grade schools, and to a lesser extent in European countries, during the 1960s. The name is commonly given to a set of teaching practices introduced in the U.S. shortly after the Sputnik crisis in order to boost science education and mathematical skill in the population so that the intellectual threat of Soviet engineers, reputedly highly skilled mathematicians, could be met.)
So it all goes back to those Russians.
Remember, you read it here first.