There is a typo in: http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a4_165.html
Come now, they shouldn’t have to swear about it. Can’t they just show us one they used?
Just kidding. I think there is a missing “not” in this paragraphy, right before the “use”. The question is, did Cecil leave this out just to catch people plagiarizing him?
I post this mainly in jest, but I’m also wondering if columns like this can be edited, or are they cast in stone? I mean, it is a Classic after all … should I report this to somebody? The moderators? The administrator? Adams himself? The FCC?
Any similarity in the above text to an English word or phrase is purely coincidental.