Hugh and I were exchanging some emails about my little faux pas over my previous post about Edelman (re a story that turned out not to be true).
Mea culpa, said Hugh. A kind response, but it was more to do with my own ‘click-and-post’ behaviour rather than ‘click-and-read-everything first.’ Precisely the kind of thing that’s ammunition for those who delight in pointing out the lack of responsibility exhibited by some bloggers in posting without fact-checking.
But it’s an easy lesson to learn – always read everything before you post especially if it’s news-ish.
So thinking about Hugh’s mea culpa response, I wanted to come up with a humourus attempt at saying ‘blogger beware’ (with a deliberate pun intended) in Latin which I studied at school in England many moons ago. My pretty puny attempt was ‘blogeat emptor.’ Latin scholars will no doubt guffaw mightily.
Hugh came up with some much better ones:
- caveat bloggus
- diem carp’d
errare bloganum est
by the way, love the new look and how concise everything is. Great work on the new blog.
I can the second but a bit a stuck with the first. A clue?
You could always bastardise the title of Hans Kullin’s blog and try (social) media culpa
Or of course, blogito ergo sum: I blog, therefore I am (susceptible to the odd cock-up every now and then).
That last one, Niall is excellent!
No clues, it was a bit of a stretch at any rate.
From Advocatus Diaboli, or devil’s advocate, which is how I feel bloggers are at times, intended or otherwise, just for the sake of the argument.
Blogito ergo sum has got to be my favorite, though, good work Niall.
Whooops, there I go clicking-and-posting without reading everything first. My original comment had them switched so I read your comment without looking at how I posted mine!
errare humanum est: to err is human. How fitting.
Strange that Hugh didn’t mention that one himself. He drew the business card back in 2004. Although I swear I only found that just now through a Google search.