Friday, March 21, 2008

Thanks, Megan

Oh, boy:

We entirely discount the role of luck, aka random chance.
Wow, Megan is so smart, aka intelligent.

4 comments:

Clever Pseudonym said...

That's probably one of my biggest peeves about her writing - the "why be precise and say something with ten words when you can be redundant with 50?" approach. Then again, she can be really, really condescending, so there's a chance she actually thought she needed to explain the definition of "luck" to her readers.

NutellaonToast said...

I know. It's not even redundancy so much as... inexplicable stupidity? WTF?

It just makes no sense!

Clever Pseudonym said...

It does if you think you're a talented and insightful genius like she does. Sociology 1A/9th grade economics insights mixed with overly wordy, thesaurus heavy language. I'd skip it entirely if it weren't just morbid that she gets paid by the Atlantic for it.

M. Bouffant said...

Luck implies favorable results; random chance is , well, random. How are the two similar? Wotta maroonette.