Sam Anderson has written an entertaining article about Ayn Rand for New York magazine. One sentence, however, stopped me:
Few fellow creatures have had a more intensely odd personal flavor; her temperament could have neutered an ox at 40 paces.
You cannot neuter an ox; it already is neutered — that’s why it is not a bull. I’m no rancher, but I did spend five years on the edges of a cult that worships a bovine eunuch.