The Old New Thing

Raymond misreads newspaper headlines, episode 3

The headline: First lady to speak at Ala. school hit by tornado. My interpretation: There's a woman who was the first woman to speak at an Alabama school. This is notable presumably because she had to break some historical gender barrier in order to be invited to give an address there. That woman was hit by a tornado. My reaction: Man, what...

Why are accelerators for hidden controls still active?

In the suggestion box, Serge Wautier asked why accelerators for hidden controls remain active. He's apparently rather insistent because he asked the question again a few months later. Asking the same question multiple times reduces the likelihood that I'll answer it. Consider yourself lucky that I wrote this answer before I noticed the ...
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