Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Coal is a four-letter word

From the New York Times, we learn that Representative Nick V. Rahall, Democrat of West Virginia and chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, believes that
“For so many, filthy coal is a dirty four-letter word. These individuals, I tell you, have their heads buried in the sand.” Indeed, it has recently been discovered that coal has a hidden fifth letter. The illuminated amongst us are now embracing the cleaner spelling: coale.

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