TITLE

Word Watch

AUTHOR(S)
Cox, Stephen
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Liberty (08941408);Jun2009, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reacts to what he terms as linguistic mysteries, some of which are purely psychological. He believes people use certain words because they choose the most pretentious phrase they can find. He wonders why people persist in saying things that they know make their audience gnash their teeth and tear their hair just like political speeches. He recalls that since the administration of U.S. President Bill Clinton, there has been less resigning from any office despite people taking responsibility for things that had gone wrong as it meant formerly.
ACCESSION #
39750059

 

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