October 23, 2008

Conquer Climate with Language!

Problem: Parts of Australia have been suffering from a long-term drought.

Proposed government solution: Don't use the word "drought."

Not to poke too much fun at the Australians. I could imagine some people in SE Colorado taking the same approach.

The Anasazi leaders probably did the same thing in 1100. "It's just a temporary dryness. As soon as we get some new macaws from Down South, everything will be OK. Perform the ceremonies correctly!"

1 comment:

smartdogs said...

BRILLIANT! Let's fix the economy - from now on one can use the words "recession", "bail-out", "foreclosure" or "bankruptcy".

OK. Now that that's fixed, shall I move on to the next problem?

Thanks for the laugh!
JM