Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Courier's annual Xmas perp-walk

Again we have the biannual "Catch-22" feature, and again we have mostly the same old faces from years past. I wrote on this last year and investigated it more extensively in May, and it'll be fun (if you're really hung up for something to do) to watch to see how many of this year's are moldy oldies. Out of the seven mugshots so far, six are repeats from May, and four of those are violent offenders, all of Mexican heritage. Again the Courier reinforces the perception that this qualifies for endlessly repeated coverage.

The only new face is a drug mule passing through on the interstate. Guess we live in a pretty safe place, huh?


David said...

(pssssst: biannual is once every two years. Semiannual is every six months.)

Steven Ayres said...

Psst, David: 'Biennial' is every two years, 'biannual' is officially either/or, but first reference is twice a year.

'Semiannual' is every six months (the event in question is not quite that), and it's a bit clunky imho, recently devised for those who had difficulty distinguishing between 'biennial' and 'biannual,' and as a result were using 'biannual' in the two-year sense.

Sorry, poke a pedant ....