Thursday, January 15, 2009

Noun/Verb Agreement Are Tough

Slate has a great article today celebrating the best "Bushisms" of the past eight years. You can check out the full article here, but I've included my five favorites below to whet your appetite:

1. "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."—LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

2. "Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness."—CNN online chat, Aug. 30, 2000

3. "There's an old saying in Tennessee—I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, fool me once, shame on—shame on you. Fool me—you can't get fooled again."—Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

4. "I'm the decider, and I decide what is best. And what's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the secretary of defense."—Washington, D.C., April 18, 2006

5. "One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures."—U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 3, 2000

Oh George, your verbal dexterity (but not so much you), will be missed.


Brooklet January 15, 2009 at 10:46 PM  

Thank you for that laugh. I just literally laughed out loud causing Mr. V to come in here to see what was so funny. I love Bushisms. I've wanted one of those Bushism calendars for years now and never got around to getting one.

ebs handler January 16, 2009 at 5:41 AM  

Letterman mourned the fact last night that "Greatest Moments in Presidential Speeches" is almost over. Should get one of those calendars....they'd make great daily oral language sentences for my kids to correct.

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