Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Historically historic

Frit notes that those who rule us seem to have the name of the multimillionaire African King already firmly welded to the word “historic”, as in "Obama's historic election victory", “Obama’s historic White House visit”, his “historic January 20 swearing-in” etc..
Googling the words “Bush historic”, for instance, yields a total of 3,650 hits. These cover two presidents and three terms of office, and 456 of them, at least, are negatively historic, concerning an “historic abuse of power”. Googling the words “Obama historic” yields an amazing 239,000 hits for a man who ascended to the throne but a mere six days ago! Supposing he were to complete two full terms, this would ultimately work out to a staggering 116,313,333.333333333333333333333333 historic events over 8 years. Truly amazing! Historic!