“But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely.”
– George Orwell, Politics And The English Language.

I cannot possibly be the first person to notice this, but here it is: every single time I’ve heard somebody use the phrase “in a post-[…whatever…] world”, that person has been trying to justify an atrocity.

That’s all, really. As you were.


  1. dorkspotter
    Posted November 25, 2003 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Be quiet, dork!

  2. Mike Hoye
    Posted November 25, 2003 at 11:18 pm | Permalink


  3. Posted November 26, 2003 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Or sell a movie: “In a post-apocalyptic world where mankind is trapped in an endless struggle against the apes, one man is about to break free…”

    Although come to think of it, that might be an atrocity, too.

  4. dorkspotter
    Posted November 26, 2003 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I knew you’d like that one… ;}