Democracy, Whisky, Sexy!

· Miscellany

I’ve noticed that many people found the declaration by an Iraqi quoted in the New York Times a few weeks ago to be a great slogan for western values of freedom and the pursuit of happiness.

I prefer my spelling, in the title above, to the more typical “Whiskey” spelling. Why? Because it echoes the endings of the other two words. Both spelling of whisky are acceptable, by the way, although they’ve tended to be used to refer to different variations (Scotch and Irish) of the liquor that was once spelled something like uisghea.