Over There (in the UK)

July 6, 2001 at 11 AM

Sommes-nous trop en retard?

“Of course, it’s a step up from ‘moron,’ ‘imbecile,’ or ‘idiot,’ which were actually codified as appropriate technical terms in 1910 by the AAMR, then known as the Association of Medical Officers of American Institutions for Idiots and Feeble-Minded Persons.”

Slate columnist John Cook on the ever-fading use of ‘retarded’ as a technical term. Too bad he didn’t tell us where the term ‘quack’ resides on this staircase of dim-bulbery.



Previously: You’re Not the Milkman!

Subsequently: Ça plane pour moi

July 2001
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In Earshot

I only really read it for Canucks coverage, but even still it’s nice that The Vancouver Sun finally redesigned its hideously awful website to look like it was designed this century.

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The Toronto Star shows where and how the seats changed in the 2008 election

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