Posts Tagged ‘speech’

Obama Lexicon

I’ve noticed that Obama’s stock turns of phrase appear more and more often on blogs and coming from statements from other folks all over the place. To document, these are: Let’s be clear Make no mistake I don’t believe this is confirmation bias. They’re used in the same rhetorical contexts, for the most part. It’s […]

PLI

When I was very small, the worst word I knew was “hate.” I could get smacked for using it too freely or inappropriately. Later, I was taught the typical truism “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything.” Once I’d processed that by being required to sit in a chair and think about manners […]