Thursday, September 11, 2008

11-S

The thing we hate most about September 11 (other than, well, you know) is the way people have abbreviated it to 9/11, which for some reason just rubs us the wrong way, sot of like calling the Holocaust "The Big H" or something. If we were forced at gunpoint to say something good about the current occupant of the White House (hey, if the Republicans won't say his name, why should we?) it's that he always says "September 11th" - or even "September the 11th," which to our ears sort of reeks of effort, but we're willing to overlook it.

Anyway, Mexicans refer to it as 11-S, which, in Spanish, is pronounced the delightfully sing-songy "on-say es-say." Burro Hall hereby lifts its ban on September 11 shorthand, but only for the Mexican version, on-say es-say.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm with you. I've been a by mystified by the continued obsessive reference to that date as justification for just about anything.

What grates me the most, however, is calling it "9-1-1" which is something different altogether..