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Twitter user DefendWallSt has been one of the most reliably bile-spitting anti-Occupy voices on the social media site. To mark the Occupy anniversary Monday, the tweeter remained true to form:
Hi to all of those who want to protect Wall Street from the hoi polloi, buy awesome stuff, and pay lower taxes.— DefendWallSt (@ProtectWallSt) October 5, 2011
Salon is pedantic enough to point out DefendWallSt’s grammatical error. The greek term “hoi polloi” translates loosely as “the masses,” with the definite article included. Thus, writing “the hoi polloi,” is like writing “the the masses.”
Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email firstname.lastname@example.org.More Natasha Lennard.