On NPR this morning, some Religious-Righty was bleating about how his organization's efforts had contributed to the growing number of states whose laws or constitutions had been altered to ban same-sex marriages. And what word did this liberty-restricting gang choose to begin its name? "Liberty."
It's like Bush administration's so-called "Blue Skies Initiative", which blocks environmental initiatives aimed at ensuring blue skies.
Linguist George Lakoff suggests that such DoubleSpeak reveals that those doing the naming know (perhaps unconsciously) that they are on the wrong (or at least unpalatable, if accurately named) side of an issue.
That's an unedited Jott email turned into a blog post: not so very good in its present form.
This is the first time that Jott got the text so very wrong for me. If you isten to the original recording:
It's very clear that I said "an UNedited Jott email", but it came across as "an edited Jott email". Also, my cell phone swallowed part of the word "blog" in the phrase "turned into a blog entry" at the end of the message, so Jott just gave up and said "turned into a [phonetic: blur]." It dropped the word "entry" altogether.
I think it got it more right than it knows: it is an "edited blur", not an "unedited blog entry".
Everybody needs to know about Jott.com. It's a a kind of voicemail system that converts speech into text and then emails the text to yourself or to your contacts.
This blog entry was originally entered via Jott, but subsequently edited because the Jott email is a bit of a mess. I could see myself using Jott to post brief blog entries, but not until that bit gets straightened out... In fact, I'll go ahead and send another blog entry via jott so you can see what a mess it is before it is edited...