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Friday, September 03, 2004

HELPING OUT THE BIG DOGS OF THE LIBERAL BLOGOSPHERE

Dear Atrios and Kos,

Both of you have recently written posts referring to Slate political writer William Saletan as "Lord Saletan". I generally enjoy Saletan's writing, but the rationale for the nickname is definitely valid: When he talks about the political discours, he comes off as high, mighty and preachy, self-righteously proclaiming what he believes is, and is not rhetorically acceptable (from Democrats).

That's all fine, but here's the thing. I'm pretty sure that it was Digby who coined the phrase. Yet he referred to him with a slightly different spelling "Lord Saleton", replacing the last A with an O, to make his name sound, well, more like a British Lord. So my question is: How come you guys spell his name normally when you make the reference? It's funnier with the O! Anyway, enough explicit nerdiness...

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