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    Thursday, October 20, 2005
    Our Butchering of the English Language Always Amazes Me
    What makes it worse is when it comes from the leader of our country.

    President Bush made the following statement about Hurricane Wilma (from cnn):

    "We got a job to make sure this hurricane headed toward Florida -- the federal response -- is prepared for it."

    There are so many things wrong with that sentence I can't even begin. The editor in my brain just had a stroke.


    posted by FINY @ Thursday, October 20, 2005  
    • At 10/20/2005, Blogger Michael Leggett said…

      That statement is actually made by a Yale Graduate. Astonishing, isn't it?

    • At 10/20/2005, Blogger FINY said…

      Michael, I'm sorry if this sounds mean, but you're joking with the first sentence, right?

    • At 10/20/2005, Blogger Itchy said…

      I'm constantly amazed by things that comes out of that man's mouth...I can't believe his "handlers" allow him to speak live at all...

    • At 10/20/2005, Blogger Macca said…

      [looks at everyone who voted him in]

      Say you're sorry, people.

    • At 10/20/2005, Blogger WelshSoxFan said…

      ummmmm ... haven't I been saying this to you for the past 9 months?

    • At 10/20/2005, Blogger FINY said…

      WSF: Are you refering to how dumb our President is or our butchering of the english language, because I've got a comeback for both ... :)

    • At 10/20/2005, Anonymous mikey said…

      i'm sure Yale is proud, just as all Americans are. we have the most smertest President evah!

      funny, though... I put some Bush quotes up this morning, too (but they're old).

    • At 10/20/2005, Blogger FINY said…

      I had seen those, Mikey. Yours were definitely funnier, I just happened to be reading through the cnn article and literally, my brain almost exploded when I saw this sentence. Because you know 90% of the people out there read straight through and never noticed something was wrong. ARG!

    • At 10/20/2005, Blogger WelshSoxFan said…

      you know I meant both

    • At 10/20/2005, Blogger Meegan said…

      Such a loser.

    • At 10/20/2005, Blogger Esther said…

      Oh My God. And I thought some of the other things I see around are bad. Sadly, yes George W did go to Yale. He was a straight C student throughout.

    • At 10/21/2005, Blogger Michael Leggett said…

      FiNY? I kid you NOT!

    • At 10/21/2005, Blogger BlackJack said…

      The grammatical mistakes, made up words, complete and utter lack of public speaking ability; yeah I'm embarrassed by our president. But it's the lies that really get to me.

    • At 10/23/2005, Blogger Michael Leggett said…

      Bush's linguistic incompetence, comes from watching too many "FOX Saturday Baseball" Telecasts, particularly with the Analyst, noted for some incredibly-IDIOTIC Observations.

      I think that his name is Tim McCarver

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