Daily question: What’s the word?

In March of 2003 The City Club in Cleveland decided to give the Citadel of Free Speech Award to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Then something funny happened:

CLEVELAND (AP) – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia banned broadcast media from an appearance Wednesday where he will receive an award for supporting free speech.

The notion of “burning the village to save it” has been in our lexicon since the Vietnam war days, continuing today with the attempt to “nationalize banks to save free markets.” There remains something perplexing, utterly counterintuitive and recursively intriguing about that.

So pardon my (inverse) “burning the village to save it” moment when I saw this:

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Yes, a Flash editor to generate SVG. Like writing Windows apps on a Mac. Dieting on bacon fat. Being cool with a Zune.

What is the (dialectical) word that describes the use of something antithetical (Flash) to describe the thesis (SVG)?

5 thoughts on “Daily question: What’s the word?

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  2. Sorry,, this eat my tag :)
    Could you tell me what is the circle tag of flash ?
    I usually use on <circle cx=”0″ cy=”0″ r=”100″ /> SVG, but cannot find it on a Flash file..

  3. Could you tell me what is the circle tag of flash ?
    I usually use on SVG, but cannot find it on a Flash file..

  4. — What is the (dialectical) word that describes the use of something antithetical (Flash) to describe the thesis (SVG)?

    — Wouldn’t that be a “proxymoron”? (Works for the Zune, too.)

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