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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Words fail her, and us

Crêpes
Our contest yesterday to find a usual word to substitute for UC prez Napolitano's characterization of a protest at the Regents has so far been a total failure.* No entries from readers have been received for a usual word substitution for the word she used. So we tried some alternatives of our own.

For example, we came up with,

"Let's go. We don't have to listen to this crêpe."

But that didn't quite capture the meaning. Given our personal failure, we then tried Google for an alternative way of expressing her sentiments. (See the image.)

Therefore, until something better emerges, we will have to be content with:

"Let's go. We don't have to listen to this thing of extremely poor quality."

President Napolitano did try some new words:
video
But according to various news accounts, forgiveness is in short supply:

...(T)he UC Student Assn. is not in a forgiving mood. In a statement released Thursday night, the student organization said Napolitano’s private description, captured on video, of the protest as "crap" showed "a disturbing disconnect with the students she serves" and was a slap at free expression...

Full story at http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-ln-uc-apology-20150319-story.html

Apparently, her contrition was not music to their ears. Perhaps this selection would help:

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*http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2015/03/turns-out-she-did-say-it.html

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