Monday, February 13, 2012

Watch your adverbs!!!

From Krugman 2-12-2012
As Molly Ball of The Atlantic pointed out, Mr. Romney “described conservatism as if it were a disease.” Indeed. Mark Liberman, a linguistics professor at the University of Pennsylvania, provided a list of words that most commonly follow the adverb “severely”; the top five, in frequency of use, are disabled, depressed, ill, limited and injured.
For balance I offer up VP Biden gems:
"If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there's still a 30% chance we're going to get it wrong."

Of course...Adele's version of this Bonnie Rait heart breaker...just in time for V-Day.

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