Saturday, January 14, 2006
This funny Associated Press news item explains the furor Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert has been raising since the Associated Press ran an article that didn't credit him for inventing the word "truthiness." Evidently, it's been in existence since the 1800s according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Quoted from the article:
"Michael Adams, a visiting associate professor at North Carolina State University who specializes in lexicology, pointed to that definition and has said Colbert's claim to inventing the word is 'untrue.' (Adams served as the expert opinion in the initial AP story.)"
"'The fact that they looked it up in a book just shows that they don't get the idea of truthiness at all,' Colbert said Thursday. 'You don't look up truthiness in a book, you look it up in your gut.'"
This terrific Salon piece by Gina Fattore perfectly sums up why I felt prideful prejudice against the latest film adaptation of Jane Austen's masterpiece.
This is my friend K-girl's band's myspace page. They're named Flotilla and they're totally Carter.
(A shout-out to C-girl for hooking me up with the first two links.)