Maybe He Thought it Was the "Noble" Prize
Noble prize winning economist Gary Becker and renowned legal scholar and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner have a blog. It's a blog with some big brains behind it. Their joint blog functions not unlike the the Idiom as run by the braintrust known as Mr. Surly, Mr. Scriblerus and pet space monkey Kid Various. Becker and Posner have a dialogue where they discuss the big issues in our great land. I can already hear the hoards rushing to say "Whoa, Mr. Surly, you suck. Becker and Posner rule. How can you compare yourself to these esteemed personages?" Step off. I got one thing they don't -- a freaking spell checker.
While discussing tort reform, they bring up the old canard about the woman who sued McDonald's after spilling hot coffee in her lap, and one of them misspells McDonald's not once, but twice! I'll give you a hint who got it right -- the lawyer. That's right, Becker, a Nobel Prize winner, can't spell McDonald's correctly. I mean if you're gonna bring up for the umpteenth time just about the most cliche legal anecdote of the last decade you should spell the name of the world's biggest restaurant chain correctly. Guess the Nobel Committee doesn't have a spelling requirement.