"Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the Sultan of Johor are seen in a blue Proton Saga... "When asked whether there is any tension with the sultan, Dr Mahathir said: “No, I don’t see anything because I went to see him and he drove me to the airport. I don’t want to comment on the sultans because if I say anything that is not good then it’s not nice because he is the sultan”"

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Down Syndrome vs Down's Syndrome

"In this book I have used the term ‘Down syndrome’ often you will see it written as ‘Down’s’ with an apostrophe ‘s’ — this is more commonly used in the UK and the non-possessive used in the US. The term ‘Down’s syndrome’ is what is called an eponym, where something derives its name from a person; in this case the physician John Langdon Down. I personally prefer the non-possessive spelling as it’s not as if Langdon Down had or owned the syndrome and this type of eponym is falling out of use more generally."

--- The Politics of Down Syndrome / Kieron Smith

Calling people "goondus" for using the term "Down Syndrome" just shows you are not just ignorant but so ignorant of your ignorance that you can be truculent about it (aside from the other problems with truculence; if you want to be truculent, at least be right).
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