Awareness of issues often goes in waves, and over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a resurgence of “Teabonics” postings on Facebook. I was initially struck by the coined phrase, and wondered how it came to be. It seems to have originated with the Flickr account of Pargon who has a string of photos highlighting errors in the sign of Tea Partiers. There was a wave of publicity about the term earlier in the year but nothing on the origins of the name. What I did learn is that “pargon” comes from the video game Eternal Darkness and is similar to “oomph.” But I digress.

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