Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Neanderthal Nanny State Bans Latin


Amid charges of "elitism" and being "discriminatory", various British local governments have not only banned "sexist" words like "man-made" and "forefathers", but also "elitist" words like "et cetera" and "per" (as in miles-per-hour), ad lib, and bona fide (which would make Popeye's Chicken an "elitist" organization).

Read the nonsense here.

Well, I have two words for these knuckle-dragging, stupidity-encouraging, linguistic barbarian-bureaucrats who are really the self-appointed elite in a lowest common denominator sort of way:

BVBVLVM STERCVS

As the Rev. David Juhl would say at this point: sic satis superque.

3 comments:

Dan @ Necessary Roughness said...

They banned "per"?

*shakes head*

Zelwyn Heide said...
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Zelwyn Heide said...

If they are banning Latin, then to be consistent, they need to ban a large portion of our language!

Wildly and mind-boggingly ignornant, to say the least.