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A Few Words about Mark Sanford

I know the less you hear about that subhuman the better, but this is about language.

For instance, from one of his amorous e-mails: “I think I had told you, taking the family to China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Thailand and then back through Hong Kong on world wind tour.” World wind?! World wind?! This is from a supposedly educated man. For crying out loud, it’s whirlwind, you doofus. Whirlwind!

And again: “How in the world this lightening strike snuck up on us I am still not quite sure.” Lightening?! How about lightning? The one with an “e” means to go from dark to light. Lightning is the electrical spark from the sky to the earth. Presumably, that’s what this cretin means.

And you know how I feel about “snuck.” It’s “sneaked” as far as I’m concerned no matter what my dictionary tells me.

I think he should resign on the basis of his pathetic language skills, even in an e-mail.

And don’t get me started on the quality of the mush he wrote. Barbara Cartland (RIP) could write better stuff. I was waiting for him to compare her teeth to pearls. Gag.

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June 25, 2009 um 9:51 am
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