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