Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cameron's English is "clipped"

The Economist's quasi-lingo-blog Johnson analyzes the speech of David Cameron. They discover that it is
  • casual
  • not sloppy
  • distinctive
  • clipped
  • concise
  • confident
  • leaves formal grammar struggling in his wake
  • micro-phrasal
I find the Economist's analysis sloppy, lacking distinction, whatever the opposite of "clipped" is, meandering, tedious, sniveling, macro-phrasal...sigh.

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