The preference for the "petty" spelling seems to me to run the ragged edge of
suave Eurodisdain, since it looks rather too honestly a slap at tiny-brained
capitalism. I thought they preferred a veneer of subtlety with their
demonization of the free.
So bourgeois it hurts, I return you to your regularly scheduled petit
The Tenth Commandment sends a message to socialists, to collectivists, to
people who believe that wealth is best obtained by redistribution, and that
message is clear and concise: Go to hell! It's as simple as that.
- P.J. O'Rourke