Thursday, September 07, 2006

What a croc!

First Germaine Greer speaks ill of the dead. And now, check out this CBC Arts lede:
The family of the so-called Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, has declined the offer of a state funeral from the Australian government and will hold a private funeral within a week.
The so-called Crocodile Hunter? I don't mind so much when the Mother Corps refers to the "so-called War on Terror," but the so-called Crocodile Hunter? Steve Irwin is the Crocodile Hunter! If you're going to "so-call" nicknames, at least be consistent and add a "so-called" to your section on Michael Jackson: King of Pop.


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