Slatisms

Stuart Buck, noting how often Slate’s Bushism feature gets it wrong, coins two new phrases:

1. “Slate-ism,” which means “a snide attribution of error to someone else on grounds that are shown to be obviously and indisputably false by anyone who does any fact-checking whatsoever.”

2. “Slatenfreude” (related to schadenfreude), which means “taking delight in pointing out an especially idiotic Slatism.”

Heh.

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