“Recently I spent a couple of days in Dubai-on-Thames, formerly known as London”
…you just know you’re in for a rant of the kind you will often see on this back porch, only with (far) fewer Bad Words. And indeed, Theodore has still more gems, like:
“That anyone capable of uttering such drivel should be appointed (with the prime minister’s approval!) to a position of such importance demonstrates that the country has long since passed the point of no return as far as its decay is concerned.”
…and my personal favorite (about another writer):
“In a sensible world, the writer of this would be charged with crimes against the English language and forbidden from ever writing again.”
Under the reign of World-Emperor Kim, such charges would be accompanied by public floggings, but let’s not get distracted here.
“On and on goes this saccharine semi-prayer that made me want to throw a brick through the window.”
Or put a .45 bullet into the miscreant writer, but that punishment would be reserved for the editors of various newspapers (you can guess their names).
Anyway, go ahead and read the whole article, because I’ve only touched on the vitriol.
The title of this post reverts to the original spelling of the word, i.e. something that inspires awe, and is being used sarcastically.
“The title of this post reverts to the original spelling of the word, i.e. something that inspires awe, and is being used sarcastically.”
That you have to explain the title, shows that you misunderestimate our intelligence.
I didn’t want to have to respond to fifty emails of correction.
Strategery, then. Good choice.
That segues perfectly with this piece by Andy Kessler found at Insty at the close of business yesterday…..
Unfortunately 90% will see ‘Taki’ and immediately dismiss it. And 90% of the rest will see ‘Theodore Dalrymple’ and immediately dismiss it.
Most of Taki’s columnists said things that were worthwhile reading. The trolls that commented there, on the other hand . . . I would visit and read the columns and then look at the commenters, eventually viewing it as a sort of “Best of the Jerry Springer Show”, and counting how many comments it took for the comment dialogues to completely leave the rails.
Can we televise the floggings? For the education of the young and the entertainment of the old?
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