Friday 5 June 2009

Correcting the NRO

ahem, I bring you the towering intellect of Mark Steyn
I see the beleaguered Gordon Brown has now followed the Obama path and introduced to British government the concept of "czars" -- or, as he spells it (presumably to avoid confusion at the first G7 czar summit) "tsars." Mr. Brown has made Alan Sugar Britain's "Enterprise Tsar"

In fact the concept of a czar/tsar is first attributed to 1982 - that'll be when Obama was an undergrad at Columbia - and it's first use in Britain seems to be about 1998 (both with the appointment of "drug czars").

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