[Ads-l] QOTY candidate?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 4 09:07:01 EDT 2016


As Al Sharpton observed when confronted with this statement, "Yes and no
are different words, and they mean exactly the opposite too."

JL

On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 4:14 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On Sep 3, 2016, at 1:53 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > Taken literally, of course, there's nothing illogical or amusing about
> what
> > she said.
> >
> > Context is all.
> >
> >
>
> Right--normally, voters will tend to infer candidates' positions on issues
> from the words they say (unless there's other evidence to go on, but with a
> non-politician it's a bit difficult to figure out what evidence to invoke).
>
> LH
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson on her candidate (last week on CNN):
> >>
> >> “He hasn’t changed his position on immigration. He’s changed the words
> >> that he is saying.”
> >>
> >> Here's a vine loop of her saying it, and getting laughed at by her
> fellow
> >> panelists:
> >>
> >> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__
> twitter.com_actualGOP_status_768840728814481408&d=CwIFaQ&c=
> -dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxP
> IWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=2EvWGY-8k8-uAe_912amZQC8K8k9TF_3GqaSFzf_
> 3HI&s=jBDBjy0kdYe5Pt_BNugidrZDSUUDczgn8CdOZdeJKjE&e=
> >>
> >> LH
> >> ------------------------------------------------------------
> >> The American Dialect Society - https://urldefense.proofpoint.
> com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.americandialect.org&d=CwIFaQ&
> c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxP
> IWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=2EvWGY-8k8-uAe_912amZQC8K8k9TF_3GqaSFzf_3HI&s=
> Ab7c6NSItMpjnJ7if2E3HmrrJV6c9b5L2DsQF8_2h9A&e=
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> truth."
> >
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