Friday, August 11, 2006

Caveat Emptor

In this discussion at Samizdata, there is the usual informed comment on difficulties of handling unstable precursors, such as nitroglycerine.
We are, ahem, brought back down to earth by one Jerry Mead:
Love it. Should any of "probably", "fairly" or "minor" prove to be - er - misplaced, the result would be refreshingly free of caveats.


james higham said...

To quote Raymond Chandler:

"I can't even see your dust, man."

What are you on about here, P-G?

The Pedant-General in Ordinary said...

Ah sorry James: I just rather liked the phrase "refreshingly free of caveats".