Sunday, June 7, 2009

Muckroom’s Snark of the Day

Perhaps, Dear Gentle Reader(s), Snort should be in the title instead of Snark.  (Is there such a word as “snark?”  “Snarky” is used often, but “snark?”)

Today’s “sheesh!” response to a email offering comes from the lede of a column by George Will.  Try this for an eye-rolling moment: "I," said the president, who is inordinately fond of the first-person singular pronoun, "want to disabuse people of this notion that somehow we enjoy meddling in the private sector."

Cute, eh wot?

…inordinately fond of the first-person singular pronoun…” somewhat skirts the point that a syndicated columnist based in the most influential newspaper in the nation’s capitol is the epitome of one who the “first-person singular pronoun” simply by virtue of position and ability to publish a personal essay which is nothing but a long first-person singular pronouns I, me, mine, my.

And, of course, the comment had nothing to do with the discussion at hand—the nation’s economy.

Nice work, Georgie Porgie.

Trust, but verify.

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