Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Funny Semantic Games
This column from the NPR about why it, and most of the media, refuses to use the word "torture" when talking about torture reminds me of a stand-up comic I saw on Friday night here in Houston. He was going on about how "enhanced interrogation techniques" really are torture, despite what people say. And, to point out how stupid the wording -- and the nutjobs who fall for it -- is, he went with this. If it's not really torture, but is really an enhanced interrogation technique, then it's not really rape, it's an enhanced mating technique.