Thursday, February 17, 2005

In This Corner

Google Fight (via).  It's a simple Flash movie depicting the brutal one-round clashes between search strings.  Just to see what would happen, I tested it with these:

Google Fight
Composition vs. Rhetoric
Dialectic vs. Binary
Irenic vs. Agonistic

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Comments

How could you forget theory vs. practice? The binary is decided, once and for all!

Posted by: collin at February 17, 2005 11:38 AM

I didn't realize there was a distinction to be drawn between T&P. But yeah, now I see practice kicked theory's ass. At least folks can let up on the theory-hating now. Was never even close, that one.

Posted by: Derek at February 17, 2005 9:32 PM

irenic? damn. where's my dictionary?

you can quit making me feel stupid just about now, Derek. :)

Posted by: madeline at February 17, 2005 9:44 PM

well, of COURSE concillatory would win!! geez.

Posted by: madeline at February 17, 2005 9:45 PM

Ah, I just lifted irenic from Connors. We're reading _Composition-Rhetoric_ in 611; he uses "irenic" thirty or forty times in the first chapter. I only had to look it up three times. Plus, I figure once I use it in a blog entry, it'll linger in my word memory for a longer while.

Posted by: Derek at February 17, 2005 9:51 PM

I mean lose. geez.

Posted by: madeline at February 17, 2005 10:02 PM

From the Dept. of Closer Than You Might Think: passive vs. aggressive

Posted by: collin at February 17, 2005 10:55 PM

"irenic" gives new dimension to a popular song of my childhood: "Goodnight, Irene"

Posted by: John at February 18, 2005 3:17 PM

Well, I've just got documentary evidence for my place in the institutional scheme: University: 383,000,000 results; Community College: 26,100,000 results. We're even out-Googled.

Posted by: John at February 18, 2005 3:22 PM

I made a guess about what you meant, M.

I keep submitting that one over and over, Collin. I think passive is catching up. The next one is going to be *it*.

And I don't know what to say, John. Could it be all the short-lived degree mills Google-bombing "University" into elevated status?

Posted by: Derek at February 18, 2005 9:16 PM

A pox upon you, Derek. This thing is addictive!

Two more fight findings: community college (22,400,000) waxes junior college (9,960,000)

And to the delight of visual rhetoricians everywhere, image (288,000,000) clobbers word (163,000,000). In the beginning was the word, but in the end we have the image!

Posted by: John at February 19, 2005 3:28 PM

It was irresistable, you're right. But I've been able to redirect away from it, especially after I learned this.

Posted by: Derek at February 20, 2005 9:27 PM