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The danger of selective quoting…

…is that people might go and see what the full quote was.

From the press page of Nicopipe.com, a place selling nicotine inhalers:

More Smoke, Rod Liddle – The Times OnLine, 6th July 2007

…A friend bunged me one of those new smoke-free smoking devices, called the “Nico pipe”, a slender, tapered, black metal thing into which you insert a nicotine cartridge purchased from “pharmacies or your doctor”…

What came after the dots? Let’s have a look at the Times piece.

I don’t think it’s for me. I’m not walking the streets sucking on what appears to be a weasel’s dildo, nor queuing up in the surgery for six hours to get a prescription. Also it seems like a particularly cowardly form of capitulation and collaboration with the enemy.

Oops.