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September 30, 2004

Doing my duty to save our language

In this week's Savage Love, Dan mentioned that after a visit to NPR's The Next Big Thing, he was challenged with resurrecting a few words that have fallen into obsolescence. Although they were all perfectly fine words, my personal favorite--and the one that I can see pushing into very relevant usage these days--is kakistocracy (a society governed by its worst citizens).

In fact, I'm going one step further. I bet we would actually find that there will be quite a few posts that would easily fit into the kakistocracy category.

Posted by paulette at September 30, 2004 03:27 PM | TrackBack
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That's a great idea-- but hopefully we'll have to retire the category after Nov. 2... although I guess it is still likely to apply to the legislative branch.

Posted by: jay on September 30, 2004 03:54 PM

I thought of that, but somehow I think we'll continue to find plenty of other examples of kakistocracy to blog about. California isn't going away in Nov, right?

Posted by: paulette on September 30, 2004 03:56 PM
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