Friday, August 15, 2008

If You Have A Mind, Please Make It Up

It would make my day, if not the whole wk., if Ms. McArdle could just once state a firm opinion about something, or at least have an idea.

Instead, it's weasel words all the way.

At least we can take comfort in the notion that income inequality is probably falling . . .

"Notion," "probably." She's the Queen of The Qualifiers. And I, for one, have no idea where she gets this notion. Not from anything that she typed or quoted that I read, that's certain.

1 comment:

spencer said...

This is a perfect example of why UPenn should get an injunction against Megan that prevents her from ever mentioning that BA in English they awarded her way back in the day.

Avoid weasel words. It's one of the keys to good writing, right up there with "don't use the passive voice unless you absolutely must." Not that she cares, of course.