19 August 2009

Anathem & Whole Foods

In my post discussing Anathem and it's made-up vocabulary earlier, I forgot to mention my favorite word from the book: to plane, meaning to utterly destroy your opponent's position in an argument. To plane someone is to have figuratively razed their intellectual position to the ground.

I'm definitely going to be using plane more often. To get me started, here's Radley Balko planing the leftists who are boycotting Whole Foods over CEO John Mackey's WSJ op-ed containing alternative reforms to ObamaCare. Balko takes them to the ground so thoroughly it would be a shame to excerpt just one quote, so go read the whole thing.

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