Among the 9 slogans in both parties, there is not a single verb (leaving out the quasi-adjectival participle forms proven and experienced).Ouch. Verbs out? Just no longer needed, except quasi-adjectival participle forms?
Update: 7:15 am: Utterly true, verbs are out, passée, done, over. An ad for the new Palm Centro (A30 of today's NYT) has this headline:
Quadruplify yourself.Nothing is more 10 minutes ago than a PDA. (One of our contributors used to use one, but gave it up and now writes stuff directly on his 'palm', as in the inner part of the hand.) And -ify? To amplify and diversify and exemplify all had their day, but puh-lease. (Quadruplify does get a few g-hits.) Oh yeah, the four features? E-mail, chat, text and google maps? Be still my heart.
Why, world, why? A verbier world is a better world.
Image from here, and that cover really deserved an award. And another one now for being so tragically right.