Mighty Red Pen

January 27, 2009

Presidential acts

Over at the Borowitz Report, Andy Borowitz has a parting shot for George W. Bush in the form of Bush Repeals English Language: Last Official Act as President:

In what he hoped would be the capstone to his eight years as President, George W. Bush today signed an executive order repealing the English language. Scrawling his name on the official document, Mr. Bush said that in abolishing English he had vanquished his greaterest enemy.”

For Mr. Bush, the executive order represents the realization of a longstanding dream that began in 2001 when he declared an official War on Grammar.

The President followed up that declaration of war in 2003 when he signed an executive order cancelling the agreement between nouns and verbs.

And if you like that story, you might also enjoy Obama’s Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy: Stunning Break with Last Eight Years:

The historian said that if Mr. Obama insists on using complete sentences in his speeches, the public may find itself saying, Okay, subject, predicate, subject predicate—we get it, stop showing off.”

Hat tip to Mr. Verb.

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