"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, February 10, 2006

Inquisition? No it's, INK-QUISITION - a definition

Function: noun
Pronunciation: "in-kw&-'zi-sh&n
Etymology: Middle English inquisicioun, from Middle French inquisition, from Latin inquisition-, inquisitio, from inquirere

1 always capitalized : a 21st century extremist tribunal for the discovery and punishment of heresy toward the prophet Mohammed through the use of ink and paper cartoons. The movement demands tolerance of these strong beliefs while practicing hypocritical intolerance of infidels b : an investigation conducted with little regard for individual rights c : a severe unlistening questioning


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