The New York City subway has sliced the word "unavoidable" from the announcement, "We apologize for the unavoidable delay." Ben Smith's sublime NYC politics blog The Politicker reports, "We're not sure if this represents a change in the way New York City Transit views the universe. There was something depressingly fatalistic about the notion that every delay is unavoidable. It added metaphysical injury to the insult of being apologized to by a machine."
· Avoidable [The Politicker]