Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I'd be amused if this caught on...

Eric Metaxas:
As the years passed, asterisks came to be inextricably linked with the name and feats of the man. Schoolchildren everywhere took to calling the tiny star-like symbol a “barrybond,” accenting the first syllable, and it caught on. And, though the reason is less clear, ampersands, tildes, and umlauts came to be called the Alou Brothers.

Michael Vick's publicist has to be damned grateful to Baroid for getting her client off the front of the sports page.

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