Friday, December 22, 2006

Sticks And Stones

Just because a word is banned, it doesn't make the reality go away:

Saparmurat Niyazov, the Turkmen dictator whose cruel eccentricities raised him high in the pantheon of history's most bizarre megalomaniacs, died of a heart attack yesterday aged 66...

...In response to an outbreak of bubonic plague in 2004, Mr Niyazov banned the word "plague" and outlawed all infectious diseases. Hundreds died.
And some people still support political correctness.

-- Nora

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