Random Thought of the Day: Word Choice

“The Wrong Address Theory favored by Marxism: just as extreme Shi’ite Muslims hold that Archangel Gabriel made a mark, delivering the Message to Mohamed when it was intended for Ali, so Marxists basically like to think that the spirit of human history or human consciousness made a terrible boob.” – Elie Kedourie, qtd in Ernest Gellner, Nations and Nationalism, p. 124

Yeah, not a good enough reason to use the word “boob.”