Sunday, October 25, 2009

In Which I Irrespect Matthew Yglesias

Matthew Yglesias uses the word "irrespective" twice in 55 words spanning two posts (including the title of the older post).

I don't want him to feel irred* but I'm feeling unusually irrespectful of Yglesias's prose style. I mean "irrespective" is a fine word, but what's wrong with "notwithstanding."

By the way both posts are brilliant.

*people my age think we show how hep and kewl we are when we demonstrate that we know that "to diss" is a verb.

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