Sunday, June 7, 2009

George Will: Wrong on Language

George Will, it seems, is taken to inaccurate hyperbole about personal pronoun usage by our sitting President. This is really no surprise, since he has frequently overstated cases against our president before, but it is nice that a linguist complaint now joins those raised earlier. The best line?
Now, maybe there's some selection of Obama's interactions where his use of the first person singular pronoun is higher than expected for someone in his circumstances. Alternatively, maybe George F. Will is a bullshitter, who doesn't bother even to ask one of his interns to check whether the alleged "facts" in his columns are true or false. We report, you decide.

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