Sunday, February 29, 2004

Hooray! Another entertaining, enjoyable, enlightening, and fun "On Language" by William Safire in this week's magazine. What excited me most was his mention of the "horse race" of politics, given the heavy emphasis my professors are placing on the phrase this semester.

<< There is one word that Kerry and his connotation-conscious top staff deliberately resist: ''I don't like the word front-runner,'' Shrum told The Times, ''and John Kerry abominates it.''

This is one of the many horse-racing terms adopted by political writers. >>
Great article, read the whole thing (just click on the link above!)


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