Monday, December 12, 2005
A practical demonstration of the Milne theory
You've got to wonder whether John Howard had read Glenn Milne's column (see below) when he walked out to the microphone today and announced with a straight face that the Cronulla riots were not about racism. His eyelid didn't twitch or anything.
That's us told then.
Maybe he thinks the way to change the meaning of a word is to get it pushed through the Senate. Piece of cake. '"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice,"whether you can make words mean different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all."'