Chris Muir's Day By Day

Thursday, July 05, 2012

You Keep On Using That Word...

I do not think it means what you think it means.

Ann Coulter chooses the wrong word:

The French Revolution was a revolt of the mob. It was the primogenitor of the horrors of the Bolshevik revolution, Hitler’s Nazi Party, Mao’s cultural revolution, Pol Pot’s slaughter and America’s periodic mob uprisings from Shays’ rebellion to today’s dirty waifs in the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd.

She's confusing primogeniture with progenitor, and spelling it incorrectly in the bargain.

IƱigo, you tell her:

4 comments:

ProudHillbilly said...

And the editor didn't catch it.

Bob said...

@ProudHillbilly: I don't think columnists are edited, really.

MauserMedic said...

I don't think many in the media can do jack without a Microsoft spellchecker.

Daniel said...

But Inigo is so spelled. No tilde on the "n".