The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

30 March 2006

Keeping our ologies taut

Akaky Bashmachkin reports from upstate New York:

The headline of today's dead tree edition of the Middletown (N.Y.) Times Herald Record reads, "Should Illegal Immigration Be A Crime," a statement that causes no end of cognitive dissonance among those of us with access to a dictionary, since it makes us all wonder if the word illegal has some shade of meaning that we've missed somehow.

It's not the post-newspaper age yet, but we would be better served were the papers to confine themselves to topics they actually understand, such as the extraction of ferret snot.

Posted at 6:21 AM to Say What?


Hello, there's my old hometown paper (it's also Newburgh, NY's paper of record). I hadn't bothered to pick it up since being back, during frequent visits to my mom's house. Maybe I should, simply for the train-wreck comedy potential -- which, obviously, is great for blogging material.

Posted by: CT at 4:26 PM on 30 March 2006

It would so seem. I'd like to know what the next step beyond "illegal" is — double-secret illegal, maybe.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:35 PM on 2 April 2006