The war on errorism

Today’s Rhymes With Orange:

Keeping up the paranoid sense of threat in the world of grammar, style, and usage, and combining errorism as a play on terrorism with the snowclonelet composite X police, in this case the very common grammar police (most recent posting here).

 

3 Responses to “The war on errorism”

  1. Ben Zimmer Says:

    See my Nov. 2006 Language Log post about “the war on error,” as used by Guardian reader’s editor Ian Mayes. (He claimed that “bitterest” wasn’t a correct superlative, so I made the obvious quip about how “the errorists have already won.”)

  2. Glen Forde (@lakesly) Says:

    See also this 2003 album by US punk band NoFX. They’re quite fond of puns, as you can tell from the track listing.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_on_Errorism

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