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” Tuesday night's speech from the Oval Office of the White House was written to a 9.8 grade level, said Payack, who gave Obama a "solid B."”
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” Are the masses asses?
It would seem that the public wants simple answers to complex problems. They want moral appeals, heroes and villains, and cut and dry solutions. If Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor is to be believed, the American people would like to be spoken to as though they are in the 7th grade–with few syllables, and in short sentences.
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”Could've been an insect”.
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Originally posted by peewee1263
Would just like to say that before you go around calling people stupid you should know that disaster is spelled this way, not dissaster. Just saying.
Main Entry: di•sas•ter
Pronunciation: \di-ˈzas-tər, -ˈsas-\
Etymology: Middle French & Old Italian; Middle French desastre, from Old Italian disastro, from dis- (from Latin) + astro star, from Latin astrum — more at ASTRAL
1 obsolete : an unfavorable aspect of a planet or star
2 : a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction; broadly : a sudden or great misfortune or failure
Originally posted by chorizo4
... Kinda like a Twilight Zone episode.
There is a British Petrolium dimension, beyond that which oil is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as The Gulf Of British Petroleum and as timeless as Fossil Fuels. It is the middle waters between Florida and Mexico and shadow, between Governments and Corporations and Main Stream Media, and it lies between the pit of man's fears, gas tanks and the summit of his Laws. This is the oily dimension of Brtish Petroleum. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone.
Originally posted by azrael36
reply to post by chorizo4
But seriously folks. Is this really anythin new? "They" have been speaking to us like we are dumb for as long as I can remember. Newspapers are written on 4th grade reading level. Newscasts are written on about the same reading and comprehension level. It is really rather disgusting. Am I surprised that news and Presidential addresses are written to be understood by the lowest common denominator of society.