Obama's sidiolect put down by a white yet again

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Sep 4 16:58:24 UTC 2012


At 9/4/2012 09:54 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> > our kids¬ólook to political figures for a model as to how adults sound.
>
>It's actually almost the opposite.

Jon, which opposite?  There are a total of six permutations, of which 5 remain:

2.  Our political figures look to kids for a
model as to how adults sound?  (True, and what you intended?)
3.  Our political figures look to adults for a model as to how kids sound?
4.  Our adults look to political figures for a
model as to how kids sound?  (Also true, and
explained by 2?  The identity relation is
symmetric -- if political-speak = kid-speak, then kid-speak = political-speak.)
5.  Our adults look to kids for a model as to how political figures sound?
6.  Our kids look to adults for a model as to how political figures sound?

Joel

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