Tuesday, April 14, 2009

If you don't know what you're saying, how can you argue policy?

My apologies for not being around around lately. Much work to do (thankfully! thank you clients!), end of the semester (had to write the final), and some other projects I'm trying to get off the ground (here's a taste, it's a surprise: http://bit.ly/BDSFI). But my love for words compelled me to discuss the following with you.

To those persons using the word "teabagging" as shorthand for their wingnut-sponsored festivities tomorrow and beyond: if you are unable to hear the national snickering occurring behind your back because of its long-established pop culture meaning, to not even question why, how on earth can you possibly be taken seriously?

If you really do not know the underlying meaning of the word, you can check out the ridiculously crass (yet smartly insightful) Rude Pundit for guidance, or try to catch the inferences in the following:

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