To Grunfeld

I’m proposing a new word for the internet lexicon:

To Grunfeld: To carefully omit a portion of a person’s statement so that your version of the statement is the polar opposite of what the person stated, with the intent of causing them great professional harm.

For example:

But I’ve been very clear in this campaign – I don’t believe the party should have a position on abortion.
Stephen Harper


the party should have a position on abortion.
Stephen Harper

Double Grunfelded: Stephen Harper should never mention the word abortion! He’s history’s greatest monster!!!

Alternative meaning: To flunk out of University in the first week?


On shared-use paths

I love them, for the most part.  They are much safer for cyclists.  However, the city of Halifax Regional Municimouthful does not do them properly.  Shared-use paths have people going many different speeds on many different modes of transport (walkers, runners, rollerbladers, cyclists).  Because of the different speeds, people need a visual cue that keeps them on one side of the path or the other.  Every other city I’ve been to where I’ve cycled, run, or bladed (just Edmonton, Calgary, Quebec City, and Toronto, to be fair) have painted either a yellow or a blue line down the middle of their paths.  This usually prevents people from walking/ running/ cycling four abreast.  It always prevents them from walking straight down the middle of the path, which I find to be the most dangerous situation when I’m on a bike (Often someone walking down the middle won’t know which way to shift when a cyclist approaches.  The line down the middle reminds them to shift to their right, but also usually prevents the problem in the first place).   Halifax’s paths need these lines as surely as cyclists using the paths need bells.