[Ads-l] Not exactly news .... But it is about language

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 2 08:36:22 EDT 2017


Like Orwell and others, Blow confounds "degradation of the language" with
ineptness, confusion, ignorance, shallowness of thought, etc.

These are not linguistic issues.

If you don't believe me, look at the President's remarks yesterday on
Jackson and Obama.

And cf. his current fluency of thought with that in this 1987 interview
blasting Reagan, irrespective of the familiar content:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8wJc7vHcTs


JL

On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 12:15 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Even full-blown, prescriptivist, polished turds are protected by the First
> Amendment. Beam me to a safe space, Scottie.
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