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Inanimate Objects in Battle

By on 10.24.05 | 1:49PM

The Village Voice has a quick reaction to the Bernanke nomination. It's unremarkable, but not short of entertainment:

The new chair confronts enormous economic issues...
Ah, the torturous constraints of political correctness: what once was a chairman had to become a chairwoman, but she was lacking that he. So the person in the chair had to be neutered. Chairperson reminded folks that the person once had a sex, and so would become simply a chair. Now here we have a major-ish newspaper confusing a chairman with a chair -- a person with a thing. That's progress for ya.

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