Friday, October 3, 2008

Grammar Ninja

I was reading this article in the Guardian on Sarah Palin when something seemed odd:
It was an appalling display. The only reason it was not widely described as such is that too many American pundits don't even try to judge the truth, wisdom or reasonableness of the political rhetoric they are paid to pronounce upon. Instead, they imagine themselves as interpreters of a mythical mass of "average Americans" who they both venerate and despise.

Since "average Americans" are the object of veneration and despisal, wouldn't whom be the correct word choice?


Anonymous said...

And what about the usage of pronounce? Odd, huh? To quote Ronald Coleman, wouldn't expound have been a far far better thing to have chosen?

Anonymous said...

despision? despication? down-the-nose-looking? disdain, that's it! dave.s.

FLG said...

Are you insinuating that disdain would have been preferable to despisal?

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