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Why Does Doug Collins Have So Much Trouble Completing Thoughts/Sentences??


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Making The English Language Mediocre, Again

May 1, 2017

 

"Name the only president in American history whose words and grammar were worse than those of Donald J. Trump?

 

According to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, that dubious distinction belongs to 43, otherwise known as George W. Bush.

 

Carnegie Mellon researchers say that presidential candidates “…routinely use words and phrases of students in grades 6-8.” Not The Donald. CMU academics say Trump’s vocabulary lags behind even those lowly standards.

 

But, there’s a method to Trump’s mangling madness, says Times Columnist Charles M. Blow, who described Trump’s Tweets as “…a jumble of incomplete thoughts stitched together with arrogance and ignorance.” His words. Not mine.

 

Trump’s short, and rambling, Tweets emphasize certainty and determination, built upon layer and layer, like (ironically) bricks in a wall,” wrote NYT CEO, Mark Thompson. “It’s a style that students of rhetoric call parataxis (Note to self: Call primary care doctor to see if I’ve been inoculated against this disease).

 

Thompson says parataxis is “….an age-old style used by generals and dictators alike who have used it to distinguish themselves from the caviling civilians they mean to sweep away.”

 

 

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