Posted by: captainfalcon | November 29, 2009

Superluretive

This promotional from DePaul College of Law seems a little disingenuous: “Only DePaul Law can boast the Mayor of Chicago, CEOs of major corporations and hundreds of federal and state judges among its alumni.”

I’m willing to bet the Mayor of Chicago is doing a lot of the legwork here. Suggests a rule of thumb: if you claim unique title to a set, and that set includes (something denoted by) a non-rigid designator,* there is no guarantee that your claim to the set is more impressive than your claim to the non-rigid designator.

* I don’t know how long it’ll stay on Wikipedia, but some genius son of a bitch has introduced a beautiful parenthetical to the entry on non-rigid designators. A screenshot of below the fold.

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