Posted in General, GrammarGab (quotes), GrammarGag Reel (fun stuff), GrammarGarnish (wordplay), tagged Amy Kremer, candidate, confusion, Congresswoman, definition, English, fun, GOP, grammar, headline, language, Matt Lauer, Michele Bachmann, MSNBC, NBC, news, noun, noun gone bad, Palinized, politics, question, quote, republican, Tea Party, Today, Today Show, tv, usage, verb, words, writing on June 28, 2011|
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Today on Today, NBC TV host Matt Lauer asked Congresswoman and GOP candidate Michele Bachmann the following:
“Amy Kremer, who’s a leader of the Tea Party movement, said … that you will be – and this is her word, not mine – quote, ‘Palinized’ in this campaign. Do you understand the verb, and what would your definition of it be?”
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All politics aside, thank you Mr. Lauer for furthering our cause … especially in the “Verbalized …” category. This might just start a new sub-category: “Verbalized … Properly” (verbalized with a proper noun). Stay tuned.
See our series on Nouns gone bad:
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Posted in General, GrammarGoofs & Gaff(e)s, tagged Barack Obama, confusion, democrat, democratic senate, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, DSCC, email, English, grammar, James Carville, language, me vs. I, mistake, pet peeve, political, republican, smarter, usage, words on May 26, 2009|
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OK, we know that by posting this, we will likely ruffle some political feathers …
We just couldn’t resist exposing this blatant error in a mass email from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).
“Barack Obama is a better man than me”
We’re not taking sides, but, really … come on, Jim … you know better!
When it comes to good grammar, even Republicans may be better men than you.
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