December 11, 2009

Otiose post

The late David Foster Wallace once wondered if the owners of the Super 8 motel chain might have named their business something else if they had any idea what "suppurate" meant.

I thought of this today at the grocery store, when I came across a Cheerios knock-off calling itself Oatios. Call me crazy, but I'm not sure anybody wants a health food that connotes otiose.