Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Difference Between A Noun And A Verb …

… can make a sentence mean something quite different from what its utterer intended.

donnie has attacked two Washington Post reporters, calling them “lowlife reporters”.

I am surprised that donnie would so accurately describe himself as “lowlife”.

I would guess the reporters would have gone no farther than to describe themselves as “presidential reporters”.

I would have said that they were reporters of slime in the white house, but reporting “lowlife” is close enough for now.

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