Svanberg coined the phrase which became a convenient byword for more complex phrases such as "those affected by the spill" and so on.

It has become a convenient byword for who? After the reaction Svanberg received after he used it, I'm doubtful this has become part of the mainstream lexicon ...

[edit - The original content of this post asked how this phrase has become a common byword as KM described and which mainstream outlets have used it. Posted because KM replied as I was editing this post]

Edited by six_of_one (07/07/10 03:33 PM)
Edit Reason: quick reply while I was editing ;-)