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Orwell (or, "yow, are we off topic yet?!?) RE: Grammar peeves
"Language irregularities don't really bother me tho, unless they distract
Even as a pain-in-the-ass grammarian, I have to agree with you. Sure, it's
fun to slag bad grammar, but the real enemy is language that is designed to
deceive... "Clear Skies Initiative" is a real good example. All thinking
people should read George Orwell's essays on how authoritarians "dumb down"
their people through deliberately cloudy language.
Con Mucho Queso,
> [Original Message]
> From: Gary Lehmann <email@example.com>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 5/25/2005 2:34:22 AM
> Subject: Grammar peeves
> OK, I am going to get in trouble now . . .
> Right after the mispronunciation of "nuclear" (just say atomic) is
> "The thing is, is . . ." and its various offspring.
> Language irregularities don't really bother me tho, unless they distract
> from understanding.
> I keep hearing broadcast journalists using "is, is"--