Tag Archives: Political Language

Giving an Appearance of Solidity to Pure Wind

Precision in language makes life easier for everyone. Problems can be solved, or at least addressed calmly, when everyone knows what everyone else is actually talking about. Sure someone will be angry, and another appalled, but this time, if each … Continue reading

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Using the Nineties

Those of us who were once English teachers like this sort of thing: A group of more than 400 writers, including big names such as Stephen King, David Eggers, Amy Tan, Junot Díaz and Cheryl Strayed, released an online petition … Continue reading

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Thinking about Thinking

You can get caught up in the day-to-day swirl of current events, but that can be overwhelming. And you hear commentators ask that snarky question. What was he thinking, or she, as the case may be? On Tuesday, June 30, … Continue reading

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