Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Basic Drumpflish

The WordMeister says: OK, I really don’t want to go to The Drumpf for WORDs, both because it’s ’way too easy, and because I never want utter ValdeDorf’s name. Oh, and because he can’t really utter actual words that reflect thoughts. But this will be difficult to avoid in the coming Stoopid Season. Sorry.
Sensible Syntax

“Trump often ignores the basics of English grammar and speaks in tangled tenses, mountains of interrupting clauses, and without sensible syntax or even subject-verb agreements, all of which can render his speech opaque at best.” 

Alan Yuhas, The lies Trump told this week: from Obama and Isis to support for vets,” The Guardian,
August 2016

Editorial Comment:  Jeez, Guardian. Get over your whole “Speak complete English sentences” thing!!

PeezPix by Ted Pease

Lazy Hog

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(Be)Friend The WORD

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