Sunday, 25 October 2009

A common trap

How delicious is the feeling of fine silicon crystals slipping twixt one’s foot digits - those little silicon bags that come in electronic equipment packaging -

I wore thick silicon gloves
- lex Renton, at a sweet factory

No no no. The first two mean "silica". The last means "silicone". All should know better. (The last has more of an excuse, since he's a food writer, but he used up his excuse by writing about "an algae".)

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