Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Donald’s Damage

“One of the more pernicious and insidious effects of the Donald Trump regime may well be the damage he does to language itself.

“Trumpian language is a thing unto itself: some manner of sophistry peppered with superlatives. It is a way of speech that defies the Reed-Kellogg sentence diagram. It is a jumble of incomplete thoughts stitched together with arrogance and ignorance.”
—Charles M. Blow, columnist, “Trump’s Degradation of the Language,” The New York Times, May 1, 2017. (Thanks to alert WORDster Alexandra Halsey)

Editorial Comment: Do we not understand him, or are we afraid we do?

PeezPix by Ted Pease

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