February 27, 2007

It could have been worse. He could have said it was hard out there for them.

Remember Charles M. Madigan, the ChiTrib columnist who claimed he invented the word info-pimp? Well someone told him that he didn't and he's really, really sorry for his mistake. He's so sorry that he managed to milk an entire column out of his apology.

Last week he wrote a column about how "we have no idea what it means to begin the political process this ardently and this early because, generally, we simply don't."

Not knowing how to use Google is the least of Charles M. Madigan's problems.


Posted by Daniel Radosh


Tautological reasoning is tautological.

The snarkencia on the internet always make a big deal about a small mistake. This includes both his detractors and himself. And me.

By the way, "snarkencia" has 0 google hits at this time. As does "snarkentia", which I'll also take credit for now, just in case.

Oh, and now that I've looked up the proper suffixation, "snarkentsia".

Shouldn't that be "snarkigentsia"? Because that also has 0 hits. Don't worry, I'll give you a 10% finder's fee.

The best word is probably "snarkerati," but that already has 7 hits. Damn those masses!

You are, of course, correct on both counts.

The more I think about it, the more I like "snarkentia": the psychological malady suffered by the snarkerati.

I believe the term you are looking for is snarknoscenti.

There's apparently a song about snarknoscenti versus snarkigencia.

I can't even spell non-words. tsia tsia tsia.

FYI: Google now points here for all of the above words.

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