Super 8

The founders of the Super 8 motel chain must surely have been ignorant of the meaning of the word ‘suppurate’.

The late David Foster Wallace, writing for Harper’s Magazine about English usage.

I hadn’t heard of Wallace until I read of his recent suicide, but the first page of this essay makes me think I’ll enjoy catching up.

(For the record, having stayed at a Super 8 motel–albeit only once–I found it perfectly good.)


Written by multinormal

September 16, 2008 at 11:44 am

Posted in Words

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