Bernie Sanders wins the grammar vote

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[A study by Carnegie Mellon University of speeches by all candidates found that those of Bernie Sanders had the best grammar]


Bernie’s grammar is very expressive.

He’s a natural, not an obsessive.

He can tell lay from lie.

And he is the right guy

For the present and future progressive.

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  • But, as I pointed out on Margaret Serious, in a discourse ending with Diane Chambers, his campaign poster does not.

  • In other 'words', Bernie speaks 'white college'.

    That will win him the symbol of our dying republic, the participation trophy.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    So your man speaks "black street thug?"

    Do you have your glass bottles, wicks, and gasoline ready for the rioting he promises when he gets the "participation trophy?"

  • In reply to jack:

    Metaphorically, that's a good question.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Actually, that's a good question. Maybe you have an answer. If you are thinking about applying a fist to a very large person of African-American descent, as someone was shown doing in the UIC Pavilion, I suggest you reconsider, unless Drumpfcare is going to pay your medical bills.

  • Now, what about the vocal qualities? Among all candidates, I have yet to hear anyone but John Kasich who doesn't spend a large part of the time, if not all of it, sounding hoarse. What does that say about someone's arguments?

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    About the same as any basketball (Bruce Weber being the worse) or football coach.

    While DNN had its usual promotion of OF, FNC was talking about the debate whether Hillary was unladylike because she was yelling in Florida.

    Of course, the distinction is that the Democrats have arguments over the issues, while those on the other side demean.

    If you want to deal with vocal qualities, I'm surprised Sanders is still using the Brooklyn accent, while radicals at the U of C had this strange up and down inflection, but maybe that was a decade later.

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