Saturday, October 04, 2008
Over at Slate, Kitty Burns Florey heroically attempts to diagram Sarah Palin's sentences:
I had to give up. This sentence is not for diagramming lightweights. If there's anyone out there who can kick this sucker into line, I'd be delighted to hear from you. To me, it's not English—it's a collection of words strung together to elicit a reaction, floating ands and prepositional phrases ("with that vote of the American people") be damned. It requires not a diagram but a selection of push buttons.It just so happens that someone has come up with that exact schematic. Via Andrew Sullivan, it's the...