Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Round and Round

Today we learn again that "The Rich Really Are[sic] Different" (Ooooh, so close with the capitalization, there.)

A quick search of The Atlantic "Voices" section reveals we've learned this 38 times from the various voices in The Atlantic's head. At least five of those voices are Megan McArdle's, but I'll be fucked if I'm going to do a full count.

I still can't figure out whether she is so stupid she forgets how often she says the same thing over and over, or if she really thinks that using common phrases most writers abandon is clever. I mean, I just glancingly look at her life in disgust and I catch this shit. She's fucking living it! Well, now that I think about it, living the life of Megan McArdle must be horrible enough to make anyone distracted.

BONUS FUN:Two hits back on the search is McArdle's post on Heath Ledger. Ah, the halcyon days of when she was callous about a man's life and death in one fell swoop while being completely ignorant of his consequence. Oh, wait, those days are still here! Fun times!

PS Don't click those last three links. Seriously, don't.


clever pseudonym said...

She's leaning into the strike zone and taking one for the team while welcoming our robot overlords with lying eyes as she once again notes that the rich really are different. Such an original thinker.

Anonymous said...

That looks like perfectly acceptable title case to me. and it looks good by the Oxford Manual of Style according to Wikipedia. Really the question is whether she keeps it consistent within her own posts (doubt it) and whether the Atlantic keeps it consistent throughout (stop laughing, dammit).

NutellaonToast said...

Yeah, it's true that it's technically OK to capitalize smaller words as long as you capitalize all words, but no one does it except for newspapers, which capitalize everything.

At anyrate, you can see like two or three posts down she actually capitalizes one "are" and not another in the same headline!

Continue laughing.

NutellaonToast said...

Oops, it's actually many posts down and the word she switches on is "for" not "are." Larger point still stands.

blivet said...

You guys are all messed up on this one. You capitalize all verbs in a title, even if they're short.