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Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Foot In Mouth?

Rumsfeld Ramble Wins UK 'Foot in Mouth' Award

Here is the prize-winning utterance from the Secretary of Defense, described in the article as "baffling":

Reports that say something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know," Rumsfeld told a news briefing.

We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know.

I find it a quite clear, to-the-point, creative, and witty use of English.