Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Care for some au poivre with that?

OK, OK, fine, yeah, we get it -- "RSVP" is a well-established English term meaning "reply," in addition to all the annoying French stuff it means. It's still fun to find an "RSVP, please" at the top of the front page. So there.

It was hard to know where to crop this page, because the Orlando nameplate (or "site of former nameplate") is such a congeries. Don't want to go into details about the whole thing, but, um, could we maybe agree that "Boom, boom?" is an alarmingly tasteless hed for the scheduled return of the space shuttle?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given that the SVP means 'please', the repetition is annoying.

5:30 PM, May 27, 2010  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

The repetition is only annoying to those who ... oh, never mind. Go on. Be annoyed. Particularly with usages such as "they haven't rsvp'd yet" and the like. It probably amuses you to be annoyed, and who am I to interfere with your little pleasures?

5:53 AM, May 28, 2010  
Blogger John Cowan said...

Oh, come on. What about "the U.N. nations", or "the SALT talks", or "the Gobi Desert", or "the Missisippi River"?

12:21 PM, June 21, 2010  

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