Saturday, June 19, 2004

Dude, just cause I read the Times doesn't mean I recognize Jonathan Swift allusions: from a story on the prosecution of Russia's richest man,

The charges against Mr. Khodorkovsky and Yukos, like everything else in the trial, are of Brobdingnagian proportions.

Maybe it's because I don't get out much, but this is the first time in my life I have heard someone use the word "Brobdingnagian."


At 1:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I bet you've heard 'liliputian' a number of times.


At 5:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive heard it before. only wankers use it :)

-your #1 fan

At 1:49 PM, Blogger alex said...

true, i've heard lilliputian -- but its far more common, less awkward, and people know what it means. as opposed to Brodb... which is completely obscure and does not belong in a newspaper; why would you use a word less than 1% of your reading public understands?

ah, yes, i'm not surprised you heard it angela -- after all, there must be so many pricks on the poli sci faculty...


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