Monday, November 3, 2008

quare semper haec "ova" scribis?

Why are you always writing these "eggs?"

The reign of idiocracy looms ever nearer. Chris Jones is affronted by this article, and rightfully so:
Imputing another’s motives based merely on personal feelings is solipsism–look it up if you don’t know what it means. And then there’s this brilliant insight:
A Campaign spokesman said the ban might stop people confusing the Latin abbreviation e.g. with the word “egg."
Really? While many readers might not know the letters stand for exempli gratia, I’ve heard more than a few who think it means “example given"–a workable definition–and not a single one who ever though it meant “egg".
My reaction is the same. Against such concessions to utter stupidity, we must come together and take a stand.

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