Keywords for the Age of Austerity 14.5: Errors in Judgment

Steve Scalise, the ranking member of Congress exposed this week as a white supremacist, made an “error in judgment” in speaking to the European-American Unity and Rights Organization in 2002 (also known as EURO—what kind of amateur-hour nativists are these, anyway?) What’s more, it was “inappropriate.” “Errors in judgment” abound in mainstream politics. Pronouncing some … Continue reading Keywords for the Age of Austerity 14.5: Errors in Judgment

Keywords for the Age of Austerity 14: Failure

“Fail” is “commonly used as an interjection to point our a person’s mistake or shortcoming, often regardless of its magnitude,” according to Know Your Meme, an indispensable resource for such things. According to the Internet folk history documented there, “fail” as a noun is a formation from a verb usage in a notorious, badly translated … Continue reading Keywords for the Age of Austerity 14: Failure