Friday, November 28, 2008

I don't know if you would call it a pet peeve...

...or not, but I've always thought that the word "knowledge" should be used in place of "intelligence" in the context of "gathering intelligence." Shouldn't it be "gathering knowledge?" Shouldn't the CIA be the Central Knowledge Agency?" Write and tell me if I'm wrong.

While we're on the subject, another pet peeve I have is the abbreviation "GBS" that is commonly used in my town for the local high school, Glenbrook South. Since "Glenbrook" is one word, shouldn't people say "GS?" I know it doesn't flow off the tongue as well, but wouldn't it be more accurate, and shouldn't that be important given that we are speaking of an educational institution?

I know, I know...the rantings of a madman.

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