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P.J. O’Wowser

Apr. 22nd, 2009 | 1:14

With a hat tip to jonathanmoeller, an excerpt from the most wonderfully over-the-top wigging I have yet read:

The pharisaical, malefic, and incogitant Guidelines for Bias-Free Writing is a product of the pointy-headed wowsers at the Association of American University Presses who established a Task Force on Bias-Free Language filled with cranks, pokenoses, blowhards, four-flushers, and pettifogs. This foolish and contemptible product of years wasted in mining the shafts of indignation has been published by the cow-besieged, basketball-sotted sleep-away camp for hick bourgeois offspring, Indiana University, under the aegis of its University Press, a traditional dumping ground for academic deadwood so bereft of talent, intelligence, and endeavor as to be useless even in the dull precincts of midwestern state college classrooms.

But perhaps I’m biased.

I liked ‘pointy-headed wowsers’ particularly.

P.J. O’Rourke is a genius. Don’t cross him, or he’ll barbed-quill you to death.

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