Thursday, July 20, 2006
Walking On The Moon
Over the years we have all heard what Neil Armstrong said upon first stepping on the moon. I think he flubbed his line but he doesn't see any mistake. Let's compare his version to what I maintain is the correct one.
"That's one small step for Man, one giant leap for Mankind." (bad real version--missing indefinite article)
"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for Mankind." (corrected fantasy version--indefinite article restored)
I am so convinced of the rightness of my version that whenever they play the clip (as they did today a lot) at the pause in the middle, I always yell out--"a man" or "a man, you moron." I can't help it.