Thursday, 17 June 2010

Surf's Up!

As P Z Myers said on his posting of this photograph, it's beautiful and exotic. It's a wave breaking on the shores of Alabama.

However, I read on Huffington Post that el Prez has been criticized by language expert for being too "professional" in his Oval Office broadcast about the spill.

Though the president used slightly less than four sentences per paragraph, his 19.8 words per sentence "added some difficulty for his target audience," Payack said.
You couldn't make it up, could you?

He singled out this sentence from Obama as unfortunate: "That is why just after the rig sank, I assembled a team of our nation's best scientists and engineers to tackle this challenge -- a team led by Dr. Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and our nation's secretary of energy."

Yes, that crystal clear sentence is so terribly unfortunate! To "connect" with Americans, Obama should have definitely said: "OIL GO BOOM! ME NEED HELP FROM BIG BRAINS. I CALL THE CHU-MAN ON THE RINGY PHONE."

Oh yeah, and now there's a couple more reports of rumours he's admitted to being a muslim. They just never give up, do they?

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