Typo of the Day: Wide Latina
Matt Yglesias dashed off a quick tab dump post before calling it a night. It began, “It must take a wide Latina indeed to restrain herself from slugging some of these guys.”
Commenters are wondering if Matt is suggesting that soon-to-be Justice Sonia Sotomayor is fat.
I’m reminded of an infamous convocation speech a decade or so ago by the still-chancellor of the university at which I used to teach in which he noted that, because our Hispanic population was growing, the average dress size for women would soon be a size 14. (He was also shocked to learn that the military was employing Muslim chaplains.)
Also, as a public service announcement, if you Google the phrase “wide Latina,” don’t click through. Trust me on this.
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