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Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« on: January 12, 2019, 05:31:37 PM »
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/what-trumps-typos-reveal/579919/



The president of the United States has many faults, but let’s not ignore this one: He cannot write sentences. If a tree falls in a forrest and no one is there to hear it … wait: Pretty much all of you noticed that mistake, right? Yet Wednesday morning, the president did not; he released a tweet referring to “forrest fires” twice, as if these fires were set by Mr. Gump. Trump’s serial misuse of public language is one of many shortcomings that betray his lack of fitness for the presidency.

Trump’s writing suggests not just inadequate manners or polish—not all of us need be dainty—but inadequate thought. Nearly every time he puts thumb to keypad, he exposes that he has never progressed beyond the mentality of the precollegiate, trash-talking teen.

A few days ago, he wrote the following about the partial government shutdown:

    I remain committed to finding an agreemnet that reopens our Government and ensures that our Nation’s borders are safe and secure. I urge Congress to rejoin me in Washington to immediatly pass appropriations legislation …

The eccentric capitalization (“Government,” “Nation’s”) marks this as written by Real Donald Trump, because he is fond of using caps in a fashion that’s part Benjamin Franklin and part Little Rascals. Sadly, the misspellings only reinforce that sourcing, accompanied elsewhere in the missive by “commonsense” and “shut down.”


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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 05:46:39 PM »
Has he Tweeted from all 57 states?
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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 05:54:24 PM »
I'm no fan of Trump's tweets or statements, but the author, in his pathological hatred of Trump, is just pulling this out of his ass.

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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 06:05:40 PM »
I'm no fan of Trump's tweets or statements, but the author, in his pathological hatred of Trump, is just pulling this out of his ass.

I thought the point he made about music was particularly amusing.

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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 06:11:19 PM »
I thought the point he made about music was particularly amusing.
THen Quote THat part for empathis.  >
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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 06:18:28 PM »
And by writing this opinion piece, the author reveals his lack of fitness to be called a man.
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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 06:30:22 PM »
Last I recall, it had already been established that the tweets are largely ghostwritten with intentional misspellings to make him seem more relateable. Phones have autocorrect; any accidents would be automatically changed back.

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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 06:35:29 PM »
This bucket of vomit comes from the same shithead Commie telling us that Ebonics is great and we should embrace it....

There’s Nothing Wrong With Black English

Accepting it as an alternative form of the language, and not a degraded one, requires being open to artists employing it in their work, even if they didn't grow up speaking it.


https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/08/who-gets-to-use-black-english/566867/

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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 06:37:16 PM »
Last I recall, it had already been established that the tweets are largely ghostwritten with intentional misspellings to make him seem more relateable. Phones have autocorrect; any accidents would be automatically changed back.

No way are "LARGELY" ghostwritten. 

It's his #1, #2 and #3 mode of direct communication with the world.  He goes waaay OVER the head of the media.

The reason this POV is being presented at all is solely because they have been EFFECTIVE.   ....and we know we can't have Donald Trump receiving any positive credit or accomplishment.
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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 06:38:15 PM »
This bucket of vomit comes from the same shithead Commie telling us that Ebonics is great and we should embrace it....

There’s Nothing Wrong With Black English

Accepting it as an alternative form of the language, and not a degraded one, requires being open to artists employing it in their work, even if they didn't grow up speaking it.


https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/08/who-gets-to-use-black-english/566867/

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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2019, 06:43:33 PM »
Wut you be flatulatin’ on about up in here?

Don't axe him
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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2019, 06:46:49 PM »
Wut you be flatulatin’ on about up in here?

Yo ah gots nahh idea what you be speaking 'bout MoFO Ya' know what I'm sayin'?

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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2019, 06:55:03 PM »
THen Quote THat part for empathis.  >

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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2019, 06:55:59 PM »
Yo ah gots nahh idea what you be speaking 'bout MoFO Ya' know what I'm sayin'?

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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2019, 06:59:37 PM »
"The disdain of a small minority should never, absent legitimate grievance, take precedence over the majority."

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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2019, 07:07:49 PM »
Please, no more frivolity of silliness on this thread.  It's a very serious topic.

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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2019, 07:10:47 PM »
Please, no more frivolity of silliness on this thread.  It's a very serious topic.

Who started this thread?   Oh wait.    You started this thread!

Nevermind.   

I would say you screwed the pooch....But you don't have the equipment
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"The disdain of a small minority should never, absent legitimate grievance, take precedence over the majority."

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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2019, 07:32:40 PM »
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/what-trumps-typos-reveal/579919/

Trump’s writing suggests not just inadequate manners or polish—not all of us need be dainty—but inadequate thought. Nearly every time he puts thumb to keypad, he exposes that he has never progressed beyond the mentality of the precollegiate, trash-talking teen.


Wow, nothing could be further from the truth.

For that matter, the author of the article would say the same thing about most TBR members' writing styles (for both writing errors and vulgarity).  This includes pro-Trumpers and anti-Trumpers.

Yeah, The Atlantic thinks all of you guys and gals are Neanderthals. 

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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2019, 08:08:38 PM »
Who started this thread?   Oh wait.    You started this thread!

Nevermind.   

I would say you screwed the pooch....But you don't have the equipment

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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2019, 08:16:27 PM »
Careful! @RoosGirl will cut a bitch.

She can be ..

Sorry...
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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2019, 09:45:00 PM »
To this day I don't know whether Trump's misspellings are intentional or not.  It could be that he misspells in order to endear himself to a target market of working class stiffs who also often misspell words and are often looked down upon by elitist grammar nazis.  I just don't know.  I do know that his tweets are completely irrelevant to his actions as president.  As far as I can see, they are mostly intended to draw the attention, and ire, of the MSM and get other news off the airwaves.  That might also be a reason to intentionally misspell things.  It is exactly the kind of thing that would drive a journalist bananas.  In any event, the tweeting strategy seems to work quite well.  Every left-leaning media outlet from CNN to NPR is obsessed with them.
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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2019, 09:52:52 PM »
I heard that President Jeb Bush, is an excellent speller.
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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2019, 10:07:27 PM »
I heard that President Jeb Bush, is an excellent speller.

Yes, but in Mexican only, not English.

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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2019, 11:02:01 PM »
I heard that President Jeb Bush, is an excellent speller.

Not nor has ever been pres. What’s your point?
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Re: Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2019, 11:25:25 PM »
    IMHO, the misspellings just come natural to him, it's at the same grade level he speaks at, few multi syllable words and always repeating short sentences.
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