>The Truthiness Paradigm

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Just a little tidbit from the latest Wired, which has a fun little missive from my boyfriend Stephen Colbert called “Be an Expert on Anything.” I thought some of you Pitt kids might get a kick out of this one:

USE THE WORD ZEITGEIST AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.
Ideally, you want to find words that sound familiar but people don’t really know their definitions; zeitgeist, bildungsroman, doppelganger — better yet, anything Latin. But avoid paradigm. It’s so 1994. If you say the word paradigm, everybody knows you’re a poser.

Take that, Kuhn! OK off to the Rosenbach!

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4 thoughts on “>The Truthiness Paradigm

  1. Megan says:

    >Aww I’m glad you like! No worries about the CD, tis better to give than receive, after all. I’ve been listening to that Arcuragi CD a lot (I bought mine when I bought yours) and it’s super good. Get into it! 🙂

  2. vegancookiemonster says:

    >Someone should tell all the sociology professors of the world to stop using the word paradigm… I don’t know that they have been informed of how passe it really is… at least not as of 2001 when I graduated!Tell me when you want to come over for vegan cheese steaks. We’re going out of town next weekend, but maybe a weeknight?

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