Thursday, September 07, 2006

'Nuff Said

From a cool letter to the editor in today's paper:


We were recently surprised, and frankly disappointed, to see a headline on page 13 of the August 29, 2006 edition of the IDS that read "Scientists create alcohol from ethanol." We were surprised, because as chemists, we realized that the title makes no sense. Ethanol is a type of alcohol - another name for ethanol is ethyl alcohol.


Doesn't everyone know that? I mean, not just the chemists? Some day, some bright sunny day, the IDS is going to lose the ability to underwhelm me with its boundless lameness - but not this semester, I guess.

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