Wednesday, February 13, 2013

You Dumb Americans

According to the Guardian, the linguistic quality of presidential speeches has declined steadily in terms of reading level.  In other words, they're easier to understand.  Why this signals a decline, the Guardian doesn't say.  I can only imagine the cries of "elitism" if our contemporary presidents delivered complex speeches amenable only to the highly-educated--and I suspect that the Guardian would be one of those crying "elitism."

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