Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Myths and Misconceptions

There is no doubt that tabloid myths and popular misconceptions do a great deal of damage to this country. Gangs of them hang around not existing whilst smashing windows, daubing walls with graffiti, and doing violence to the innocent, who, after all, are guilty for imagining them. “Adults must think twice before assuming that every group of under-20s in a street or mall is likely to be a threat” [1] — right enough: and thrice before passing the time of day with them.
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[1] Rowan Williams, “It’s adults, not young people, who are a public menace”, The Guardian, 26th February 2008. (I once broke a knuckle on an instance of popular misconception. It had a hard skull.)

3 comments:

Pietr said...

Broke a knuckle? Bad luck. But if they are going to break anything belonging to you, a knuckle with their heads is best.

dearieme said...

"Mystic Merlin" is what I call the AB of C.

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

and thrice before passing the time of day with them

[Chuckle]