Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Poetry Corner, part 3
Yes, I did just buy the collected works of Roger McGough, do you have a problem with that?
"It is not as though there are not more accurate descriptions available to politicians and reporters: to say 'suspected terrorist' or 'terrorism suspect', or even the headline-friendly 'terror suspect' does not carry the same prejudicial charge. But 'terrorist suspect' sounds sexier, more arresting; it gets the buzzword 'terrorist' into the mind first. It may look difficult to pronounce quickly, until you realise you don't have to pronounce the 't' in the middle but can elide it into a long hiss of disapproval: 'terrorisssssssuspect'. Furthermore it has, out of any of the alternatives, the most musically satisfying rhythm, as you trip through the troika of 'terrorist' and land with two satisfying hammer-blows on 'suspect'. In a lighter mood, you could even sing it to the tune of 'Eleanor Rigby'".
- Steven Poole, "Unspeak", p149
. Terrorist suspect
Ahhhhhhhhhhh look at all the lovely Unspeak
yahhhhhh, wontcha doublethink and Newspeak?
Active denial, exclusion wall, Friends of the Earth
Homeland security, turning point, tipping point, truce
Questioned by experts
Kosova, Kosovo, tax relief, right to exist
Pro-choice, Enlightenment Values, disgusting regime
only some percentage
oh, collateral damage
reform and realign
yahhhhh, check out all the lovely Unspeak
aaaaaaaaaaaaahhh, won't you stick it in yer thinktank?
Aaaaah look at all the lovely Unspeak
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