Sunday, May 22, 2005

I had meant to write more today on the EU referendums this week in France and the Netherlands, but alas, some things came up at school that got in the way.

So instead I'll just leave you with the second sentence of one student's term paper: "Milosevic is known for the brutality and mascaras of the Serbian war."

For a moment there, I thought the student was about to introduce a bold new historical interpretation. Could it be that Serbodan Milosevic was not in fact the principal architect of ethnic cleansing, but instead the daring CEO behind a hostile takeover in the Balkan cosmetics industry?

If only. After reading on, it seems the student probably just didn't screen his spellchecker carefully enough ... so close, Vladan, so close.


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