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November 20, 2008

Change we (writers and editors) can believe in

Filed under: Commentary — editorialconsultant @ 4:33 am

Comedy writer Andy Borowitz points to one of the many changes Americans will have to become accustomed to as a result of the presidential election — hearing our president speak English as if it were his first language:

“In the first two weeks since the election, President-elect Barack Obama has broken with a tradition established over the past eight years through his controversial use of complete sentences, political observers say.

“Millions of Americans who watched Mr. Obama’s appearance on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday witnessed the president-elect’s unorthodox verbal tick, which had Mr. Obama employing grammatically correct sentences virtually every time he opened his mouth.”

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