Friday, July 08, 2005

microscopic American

noun. Embryo.

Related terms: undead American, reanimated American.

Real citation: "Most people who believe that embryos can be adopted, even symbolically, believe that embryos are children, or even, in the words of one conservative columnist writing in favor of embryo adoption, "microscopic Americans." And, the logic follows, if embryos are mini-children, they shouldn't be mined for stem cells -- which they can't be anyway, given the limits President Bush imposed in 2001-- or lost to abortion."
(Lynn Harris, "Clump of cells or 'microscopic American'?", Salon,

Made-up citation: “Microscopic Americans have needs and rights. They’re also very cute and squishy. And they taste great with mustard.”

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