December 18, 2012

Houston, we have a challenge and an opportunity

Houston, we have a challenge, and this presents us with the opportunity to restore this capsule to a sustainable space vehicle for our return to Earth.
This is from Four words that can make us cringe, by Christopher F. D’Elia and Gene E. Likens. They decry the watered-down, lame, platitudinous, politically-correct language that pervades public discourse. I don't agree with everything they say but I share their attitude towards the greatest of human inventions - language.

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