January 02, 2005
Third Tim Worstall Award Winner
A worthy winner of the third Tim Worstall Award. As regular readers will know this is an infrequent prize for those who have enriched our language awarded entirely at my discretion. (Rules here.)
One could describe this passage as sarcasm, perhaps bitter irony, or as I would, simply speaking truth to power. The Diplomad:
Well, The Diplomad is sorry for its past criticism of the UN.
In these times of gentleness and political correctness, we all must acknowledge that we're all special in our own way. We each do what we can best do. Americans and Australians are good at saving lives and the world; the UN is good at asking for money and going to conferences. We're sure both talents are equally valid; we shouldn't judge one better or worse than the other.
The usual prize, a secret masonic handshake, pat yourself on the back and throw a party with lashings of ginger beer.
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I liked that one too. Though I'll admit I labeled it sarcasm when I linked it. I have a few readers who simply don't get sarcasm unless you tell them it's sarcasm.
Posted by: Kathy K | Jan 2, 2005 11:45:23 AM