Posts Tagged ‘ stupidity

I blame the government

If they’d provided us with an education system worthy of the name in the first place we would not have this sort of story about banning Latin phrases in otherwise English communication:

A Campaign spokesman said the ban might stop people confusing the Latin abbreviation e.g. with the word “egg”.

If we had a literate society able to both speak the language and with knowledge of things that we’ve imported from without, able to understand from context if not from being able to read the difference between e.g. and egg, able to not pander to the stupid – who really won’t be worried anyway.

And these are the organisations able to snoop on us for the merest hint of a perceived infraction.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?