Daily Archives: 2008-05-24

24 May 2008
Contemporary Theater of Contrition

I’m sorry you’re likely to get hit. I’m sorry you were hit. I’m sorry I hit you. I’m sorry I got caught hitting you. I’m sorry if my hitting you was misconstrued as an attempt to cause you pain. “The news is full of headlines about Senator Clinton’s “apology” for her tone-deaf comment about the […]

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24 May 2008
Parrot Prodigies

Language Log’s ongoing ridicule of the BBC’s science reporting continues with Parrots and children: still silly season at the BBC: There are people writing purportedly serious stories for the British Broadcasting Corporation who think that a grey parrot has the cognitive ability of a normal six year old human child. Have these people never met […]

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