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Political Experts Wrong Again

Posted by Michael Dolan on August 17, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Disdain is the usual tone of political commentators reporting on the latest analysis of Presidential contender Donald Trump’s language.   He typically uses small words in short sentences.   When I teach my college writing classes, I call that style “effective.”   Guess what? The world is not waiting on your every word. You need […]

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Don’t be Fooled Again.

Posted by Michael Dolan on August 15, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Linguist William Lutz, in preparation for the 2016 elections defines double speak and warns what to look out for. Video. http://aplus.com/a/william-lutz-explains-double-speak

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A Good One

Posted by Michael Dolan on July 17, 2012 in Uncategorized |

  Look: “low information voter.”  Not bad.  Seems a fair and objective description. The phrase has recently been turning on the usual talk shows.  It no doubt has its roots to about the 1980s when sensitivity reached middle management at newspapers.  Instead of constantly censuring their readers for not following city hall like obsessives, editors […]

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