Monthly Archives: July 2002

‘Under God’ Iconoclast Update

Turns out the guy who successfully challenged the Pledge of Allegiance is a Brown grad. Not to fear: as the Times reported yesterday, he has many interesting ideas for changing society:

There is so much about society that Mike Newdow would like to change.

He does not understand, for example, why the English language allows itself anything so cumbersome and awkward as masculine and feminine pronouns. The Mike Newdow dictionary would replace “he” and “she” with “re,” “his” and “hers” with “rees” and “him” and “her” with “erm.”

“Come on, try it out,” he says. “‘Re went to the store.’ It’s easy.”