January 29, 2004

Dubyathor, Steward of Midland?

Alright. I'm officially sick of all this talk of "stewardship" (of the economy, of pretzels, of giving demeaning nicknames to cabinet members, etc.).

Aside from the unnecessary and overly kingly (well, OK, overly Medieval Times-y) connotations, it's just silly, dammit. Who really talks that way, news anchors excepted?

Dollars-to-donuts this phraseology had about zero traction in the press prior to the first weekend box office figures from FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING.

Damn. I need a LexisNexis account.

Or William Safire with a chain around his neck.

Mmmm, William Safire with a chain around his neck ...

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