"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Get him a dictionary

From a CP report by Tara Brautigam in the Western Star:
“It was acknowledged by ourselves and by the doctors in the room that the inquisitorial methods that are being used — it appears to be more of a prosecution than an inquiry,” Williams said at the legislature late Thursday.
1) "Acknowledged"? Okay, fine. I acknowledge that Danny Williams is either a bumbling semi-literate doofus, or, more likely, an Orwellian master at twisting words and phrases — "autonomy", "integral", "give back", "acknowledge" — out of their ordinary meanings and into contorted ones that suit his purposes. It's acknowledged, and that makes it true.

2) An inquiry using inquisitorial methods? Not a shock either to truly Great Lawyers, or to anyone who knows the etymology of both words. Hint: the principal parts of the original Latin verb are inquiro, inquirere, inquisivi, inquisitus. Inquiries are supposed to use "inquisitorial methods".

3) Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed.


At 1:12 PM, May 09, 2008 , Blogger Mark said...

An inquiry using inquisitorial methods.

Next he'll be complaining that the judge is practicing justice.

At 8:16 PM, May 09, 2008 , Blogger WJM said...

Didn't he already do that? [1]

[1] Ruelokke v. Dannystan, 2006

At 10:19 PM, June 22, 2008 , Blogger Clarence said...

1) "Acknowledged"? Okay, fine. I acknowledge that Danny Williams is either a bumbling smi-literate doofus,

smi-literate? Dictionary please?

At 10:22 PM, June 22, 2008 , Blogger WJM said...

Someone else who's semi-literate, and too stupid to read through a typo.

You can stop now, "Clarence"; all further comments from you will be deleted on sight.


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