April 08, 2003


CHEMISTRY LESSON: TV journalist must learn the correct pronunciation of the chemical weapons they're reporting about. "Tabun" is pronounced "tah-bun." They keep saying "tay-bun," which is disconcertingly homophonous with my surname. You can imagine the double-take that I do whenever I hear that this or that barrel may contain "sarin, mustard gas, or Tabin..."

Posted by John Tabin at April 8, 2003 09:03 AM