Skip to comments.Lawrence O’Donnell: Sarah Palin is ruining the English language (Much ado about 'refudiate')
Posted on 11/18/2010 12:30:47 PM PST by WebFocus
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At least she can speak using her own brain and doesn’t say “uh” every other word like the guy in the white house.
I hope she says “Strategery” now
“Lawrence ODonnell: Sarah Palin is ruining the English language...”
But Zero getting a Nobel Prize doesn’t bother anyone...
Only the elite ruling class is allowed to make up words or to have speach affectations
and not be subject to ridicule.
I hereby refudiate Lawrence ODonnell.
Whether you approve of her qualifications for the White House or not, you have to admire her ability to drive the left absolutely bats**t crazy.
Personally, I find the term “wee-weed up” as more of a blight on the English language than “refudiate”. It is right up there with “Boo-yah!”.
Yeah Larry, and telling stories about Navy corpse men does no damage to the English language....
Did he mind when Clintoon parsed the word ‘is’?
No, didn’t think so.
Oh no call the “Waa”mbulance
Included the word as part of my response to an email question from a very, very liberal client today. Made me feel warm all over.
I’m convinced MSNBC exists soley as means by which liberals infesting the MSM can appear balanced when criticising FNC - “purveyors of hatred and misinformation such as MSNBC & Fox”.
I’d rather see new words created that create redundancy than see liberals twist and contort the meaning of existing language to meet their own deceitful ends.
The last time I checked, “refudiate” was in fact considered poor usage in all 57 states, but it is allowed if you’re speaking Brazilian.
I nominate this as worse:
——————————————————————————————OBAMA: Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma, they end up taking up a hospital bed, it costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment, and a, a breathalyzer, or inhalator, not a breathalyzer. (crowd laughing) I havent had much sleep in the last 48 hours.
Maybe he can axe Jesse Jackson what he thinks about it.
In order to refudiate Mr. O’Donnells expressed viewpoint, one need only refer to the Oxford American Dictionary discussion of the word:
From a strictly lexical interpretation of the different contexts in which Palin has used refudiate, we have concluded that neither refute nor repudiate seems consistently precise, and that refudiate more or less stands on its own, suggesting a general sense of reject.
Although Palin is likely to be forever branded with the coinage of refudiate, she is by no means the first person to speak or write itjust as Warren G. Harding was not the first to use the word normalcy when he ran his 1920 presidential campaign under the slogan A return to normalcy. But Harding was a political celebrity, as Palin is now, and his critics spared no ridicule for his supposedly ignorant mangling of the correct word normality.
Now, why is it that only great conservatives get hit by the media for extraordinary use of the English language? Perfect lexical usage that is uncommon? Hmmmm?
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