13th April 2008

“Atheism is a non-prophet organisation.”

Anon.

6 Responses to “13th April 2008”

  1. Ben Says:

    Organization is spelled incorrectly

  2. Terence Meaden Says:

    A neat epigram

    —although atheism is not an organisation/organization.

    I have seen this or something closely similar before, and may be able to supply an author’s name.

    As for -ise or -ize, I’ll check the authority “Fowler’s Modern English Usage”.

  3. Admin Says:

    “organisation” is a common spelling in England but perhaps not in the USA.

  4. Admin Says:

    I have seen this or something closely similar before, and may be able to supply an author’s name.

    It would be good to fairly assign blame to someone 😉

  5. Chilie Says:

    I’m pretty sure this is a George Carlin quote.

  6. Terence Meaden Says:

    At school (in England) I was taught to use -ize where there was any doubt about which to pick. When I wrote “The Electrical Resistance of Metals” in 1965, the editors at Plenum Press (New York) said they would change to
    -ise as their preference. So when I founded the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation in 1974, I chose -ise.
    Fowler writes about these difficulties, and concludes it would easier for the whole world if we all plumped for -ise.