Friday, October 19

Professional Wordsmithing: A Guide To Being Teached By The Experts

It is true that 54% of the electorate is composed of women...

--Peggy Noonan


9 comments:

punkinsmom said...

It is only marginally less offensive that the ubiquitous "there are."

Randal Graves said...

Some say there are dolphin-loving columnists who like the hooch. She's a keeper.

punkinsmom said...

I also like the intellectual "studies say..."

yellojkt said...

This woman came up with "a thousand points of light"? I guess when you work for Bushes the bar for being a speechwriting genius is pretty low.

Lemmy Caution said...

Magic Dolphin Lady makes the Baby Shakespeare cry. Hell, she makes the Baby McGonagall freakin' projectile vomit....

dms said...

You know what's sad? I'm a technical writer, and unless I had been incredibly bored, that sentence would have run under my radar. I do really have to stop drinking.

How many more months do we have of Bush?

dms said...

Kinda like:

How many more months of Bush do we have?

Where's the vodka.

Christ, I'm a mess.

LittlePig said...

punkinsmom said...

I also like the intellectual "studies say...


When one of my crowd uses the phrase "studies say", it is code to signal a freeform BS session is about to follow, i.e. "Watch while I see how far I can string this rube with fact-ish soundbites".

Come to think of it, that's pretty much the same usage as is found in the mainstream media.

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