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

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pater familias

An eagle-eyed correspondent notes something unusual about Our Dear Declaration on Friday evening that the federal government is no longer constitutionally competent.

Well, in addition to the highly unusual time-stamp of 5:20 p.m.

Notice the choice of word — the possessive "his" instead of the demonstrative "this" — used as the second-last word in the very last paragraph:
Premier Williams said he will continue to monitor the progress of this process and government officials will continue to provide full representation on issues of importance to his province.


At 8:47 PM, February 25, 2009 , Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yes, it is a rather curious word choice. I spent part of this evening parsing this Euro-Danprattle, though the red herrings left a bitter after-taste.

With so many surplus herrings on hand, DW will be in an excellent bargaining position with those fish-hungry nations overseas.

At 9:58 PM, February 25, 2009 , Blogger WJM said...

Winston, haven't you heard?

The red herrings were bartered by a cabal operating out of 200 Kent Street in downtown Ottawa, given to the Latvians in exchange for a Mitsubish plant in Brandon, Manitoba.

Or some such.

I heard it on VOCM from a long-time fisheries expert the other week, and so it must be true.

At 7:56 AM, February 26, 2009 , Blogger Winston Smith said...

The one thing the VODW fisheries expert overlooked is that Fitzie has been stalking all the hors d'oeuvre tables at Ottawa hotels, and he's been serving as a herring mule for DW.

The Blue Line Cab business was just a cover for this secret resource-repatriation mission. Soon DW will have enough red herrings to declare independence.


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