Monday, October 13, 2008

Democrats: Linguistics a priority

Actual quote from a WBBH news story, here:
Top Democrats say they want to get started on linguistics right after the election.
Is this some odd example of the Zimmerian Cupertino effect? I could imagine that 'logistics' would fit the full context, which is this:

When Congress does head back to work, there will be a new topic of conversation. The Democratic are reviving efforts to get another stimulus check out to the public.

Top Democrats say they want to get started on linguistics right after the election.

Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, who heads the House Financial Services Committee, says it would give the middle-class and the average citizen the same kind of relief Congress has been trying to give the financial sector.

Whatevs, I've got dibs on syntax. Or … wait for it … maybe that should be sin tax.

3 comments:

pc said...

Nice. Maybe it means they need to get started on a massive reclamation of buzzwords.

Mr. Verb said...

Ha!

The Ridger, FCD said...

Can they start with "family"? And "values"?