Monday, July 02, 2007


Last week I mentioned in passing Security Minister's habitual dropping of the definite article before "FBI." Amazingly, the people's hero has used this small point to (for the first time!) acknowledge (sort of) the existence of the seriously right-deviating Drunkablog:
About the most recent inquiries-- it's been pointed out a few times that MIM does not use definite articles correctly. Damn, how MIM messes with grammar, but we always advise our readers to go for content. Hence, if the FBI is so intimately involved in your life that you even miss various spies who used to tail you all the time, you don't say "the cupcakes," "the sweetypies," "the Susan" or "the George," because you just say "FBI."
Then why did you just call it "the" FBI, hmmm? Security Minister also doesn't seem to realize that some FBI men would have shed bitter tears of joy to be called "sweetypie" or "cupcake," just once, and screw the definite article.

Update: The Susan sez: go for content!

Update II: Who said it: "[T]he Maoist International Movement have used their weekly papers to advance some of the best analysis of my case and its implications yet published."

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