Thursday, February 11, 2010

Most unexpected Google referral of the week

A visitor from the University of Surrey* has landed on this profound post about the philosophical mystery that is Free Will, by googling the term:

“John major’s underpants”

This is thanks to a comment by Malty, about halfway down.



*Who knew such a place existed? Interesting that the prestige of a university is generally in inverse proportion to the geographical scale of its name. Thus the ‘good one’ here is merely the University of Bristol, whereas the old poly is the University of the West of England.

7 comments:

Gaw said...

What does that say about the University of Life?

More West Coast élitism, I fear.

Brit said...

It takes a real elitist put an accent over the É.

Peter Burnet said...

No, a real one would have spelled it élitisme.

When it comes to elitists, Mom always said: "Ne vous contentez pas de pâles imitations."

Gaw said...

Peter's upstaged me (as ever): a circumflex, no less!

malty said...

Elite is so 1975, Crème de la Crème is a far superior description. At least it would be if superior wasn't so 1985.
Crème de la Crème can however sound so smug, except when spoken by Maggie Smith, an actress belonging to that elite group of British thespians, the Crème de la Crème of the theatre, superior in every way, by the way Norma's blokes undies, M&S or Hugo Boss?
Incidentally, I have made this comment before over at Nige's Palazzo..when Newcastle Poly went legit and became a University they were punting about for a new monica, the preferred handle was City University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
'The stuff' was at the printers when a spoilsport pointed out one or two snags.

Let's see if that one circumvents Brit's naughty word moat.

worm said...

ooer, all this talk of accents is most acute, nay grave.
But as I've always said - you've got to accentuate the pôsitive

David said...

In the US, the quality of a school of higher education varies indirectly with the total number of cardinal directions and place names in its name.