The French have L’Academe Francaise to protect their language from the onslaughts of other languages and sloppy writers and speakers. We have…Karl Rove?
“Also reserved for between the covers of Rove’s book is his checklist of the "great many of the political actors in this town (who) never accepted him as a legitimate president."
"I’ve got behind-the-scenes episodes that are going to show how unreceiving they were of this man as president of the United States," Rove said, adding: "I’m going to name names and show examples."
Excuse me, Karl: “unreceiving”? Perhaps you might consider the use of ‘unaccepting’ or even rethinking this entire sentence: “I’ve related behind-the-scenes episodes that show how they rejected George Bush as president of the United States.”
Goodness knows, my grasp of grammar and punctuation is shaky and my vocabulary skills require the regular use of a dictionary, but I do think I can say that one of the crimes committed by members of the Bush Administration and other members of the GOP has been a complete and utter disregard for the English language and for meanings of words.
For many people, this has been the stuff of comedy for eight years and it would be amusing, too, Read the rest of this entry →