Ken (steelbrassnwood) wrote,
Ken
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Further Persnicketing

In support of Silvertide's language campaign, I'd like to howl for a moment about "uninterested" and "disinterested." I saw this in yesterday's New York Times (it's a quote, so the Times is not necessarily culpable):
Fox is completely disinterested in raising any consciousness. In fact they're bending over backward to disassociate themselves from the environmental community.
DISINTERESTED DOES NOT MEAN YOU DON'T CARE. IT MEANS YOU'RE OBJECTIVE. A good judge is disinterested but should not be uninterested. Argh.
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