The dramatic Climatic Unit
Posted by Austin Morris on UTC 2015-11-27 09:54.
Our Department of Hopeless Causes has passed a request on to us that they recently received from a sufferer from Wittgenstein's Disease. Sufferers are advised not to read the rest of this post unless sitting or lying in a safe space.
As a Wittgenstein's sufferer, why does any mention of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia trigger an instantaneous, severe brain reboot? Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
For the benefit of other sufferers reading this, the first part of the explanation uses substitute words to explain the problem by analogy and can be read without risk.
Every right-thinking speaker of English with any grasp of the language they use will appreciate that Drama Research Unit is the form to use if you are founding a unit to carry out research in drama, theatre studies, etc.
Into the climatic zone
Wittgensteiners should probably stop reading now, the point having been made and the analogy outlined. But, since the CRU is clearly run by language defectives, we have to put the dot on the 'i' for them explicitly.
The Climatic Research Unit (CRU) tells us that it was established (originally under that name, we presume) in 1972.
The only conclusion we can draw from the stupidity of this name can only be that this organization was set up more than forty years ago by language dullards and has been staffed by them ever since. We should not be surprised at all that their email writing skills are so bad.