Linguistic humor, "America reads" receives E for effort

The following is from the America Reads webpage at the University of Pennsylvania (version of 10/28/98, emphasis added). One hopes the war against illiteracy won't quite recapitulate the history of the war against drugs. Juvenal's words come to mind: sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes 'but who will guard the guards themselves?' (D. Iuni Iuvenalis saturae, 347–348).

The America Reads Iniative at the University of Pennsylvania

In the State of the Union address in 1997, President Clinton mobilized the nation in a comprehensive war against illteracy with the "America Reads Challenge." This innovative and exciting program will undoubted touch the lives of millions of America's children. The University of Pennsylvania is proud to be a part of this improtant effort.