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*sigh*

The president of the United States, or Potus, just used "comprised of" in an address. While this isn't the worst mistake he's made, starting with running for office, it's one that's virtually guaranteed to lose him the vote of every English pedant in the nation.

Gore, he was grammatically correct.

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drleo
Nov. 30th, 2005 07:54 am (UTC)
To be fair, though, how many English pedants were likely the types to vote for him in the first place?
spottylogic
Nov. 30th, 2005 08:02 am (UTC)
Well, none. But now they might actively lobby against him.
flippantmoniker
Dec. 4th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
If they're not too busy hunting for dangling participles.
fizzitt
Dec. 1st, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
Wait, you're looking for Bush's grammar errors and this is the worst you can come up with? From George "Is our children learning?" Bush? The guy can't even get the singular/plural thing right; I think English pedants made up their mind about him a long, long time ago.
luckless_willow
Dec. 2nd, 2005 11:09 am (UTC)
I have to admit, I'm with fizz on this. Oooowee...some of the shockers I've read that are said to be actual quotes. Junkman's Daughter (little eclectic junk and clothing shop)here in Atlanta has a display of magnets with about 20 different quotes.
spottylogic
Dec. 3rd, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but "comprised of" is one of the ones that pedants specifically look for.
flippantmoniker
Dec. 4th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
With tweezers and a magnifying glass?
flippantmoniker
Dec. 3rd, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
What would have been the approptiate wording? I think I've used that phrase before.
spottylogic
Dec. 3rd, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
"Comprises." The "of" is implied in the word.
flippantmoniker
Dec. 4th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
*nodnodnods* 'roo and I looked it up last night. Looks like all along I shoulda' been saying "Composed of"
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