[Ads-l] Political linguistics

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 6 13:47:22 EST 2017

> On Nov 6, 2017, at 10:30 AM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM> wrote:
> Bob Wyenott is running for Councilor-at-Large in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  Why Not?
> And in Canada Mat Whynott is an active politician in the New Democratic Party in Nova Scotia.
Wondering if either of them uses the slogan “Wyenott/Whynott the Best?”

> For those of you interested in self-contradictory phrases, try Maria Italiano-McGreevy, who is running for Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey) Committee.  (McGreevy is also the name of a recent former governor of New Jersey)
So instead of coming out as “a gay-American” she can come out as an Italiano one.
> Last night there was a "Pre-Election Meet and Greet" for Sheila Oliver, the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, who is listed on the invitation as "Speaker Emerita”
Well, she is that:

Sheila Y. Oliver (born July 14, 1952) is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2004, where she represents the 34th legislative district. She previously served as the Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly for two terms, from January 12, 2010 to January 14, 2014.

Born on my 7th birthday too, although apparently that’s not included in her creds list.


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