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Sunday: April 3, 2011

Let’s Not Pull Our Punches

Filed under: — site admin @ 11:40 AM UTC

In a post on California’s budget disaster, Big Lizards refers to the state as “the Leaden State (formerly the Golden State)”. Though nowhere near as valuable as gold, lead is a valuable and useful metal. Surely by now California has earned the title of the Pyrite State. For those who’ve forgotten their middle-school science, pyrite (or iron pyrite) is the scientific name for Fool’s Gold.

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  1. Heh. I’ve referred to California by various names, but Iron Pyrite State was one of my earliest choices. More recently I’ve called it the Fugue State — the more so since its contrary choices in last November’s election.

    Comment by McGehee — Friday: April 22, 2011 @ 6:26 PM UTC

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