political language (UK version)

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 30 14:47:32 UTC 2011

On the politics of dialects - why is CNN hiring so many folks with UK dialects?  Piers Morgan and new black female reporter.  Wussup?  Is UK the preferred new dialect of the future?

Tom Zurinskas, from Conn 20 yrs, then Tenn 3, NJ 33, now FL 8.
Free English-based phonetic converter, URL and text , at truespel.com

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> Sender: American Dialect Society
> Poster: Victor Steinbok
> Subject: political language (UK version)
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> First, we had the "nuclear option". Now we have a "guillotine motion".
> http://goo.gl/BB5KB
> This, of course, raises the ambiguous accusation of "constitutional
> vandalism". Does this mean that the Constitution is being vandalized, or
> is this vandalism in the name of the Constitution (like the alternate
> name for the "nuclear option"--"constitutional option")? Yes, this is
> merely a rhetorical question...
> VS-)
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