Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Linguistic Notes on Al Gore

This item from National Review Online's "Planet Gore" blog was too funny. Here is the best excerpt:

Algor, funnily enough, is Latin for "cold." The plural, Algores, is a colloquialism for "bad weather."

My handy dandy Latin book says that "Gorgo" means "Gorgon." Well, does that say something about the concept of global warming being a mythical creature?

I might note that if our lives were subjected to Al Gore's schemes, they would be the reverse of an AlGER story.