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Postby knapplc » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:02 am

Sarah Palin 'refudiates' critics

NEW YORK (AFP) – Sarah Palin raised linguists' eyebrows this weekend when she urged Muslims to "refudiate" a controversial mosque -- then defended her garbled English as Shakespearean.

The darling of the Republican right and possible 2012 White House candidate coined the word Sunday in a Tweet criticizing plans for a mosque at Ground Zero in New York.

At first Palin appeared embarrassed, deleting the message on her Twitter page and replacing it with a call for Muslims to "refute" the plan, this time using a real word, but questionable grammar.

Her next update returned to "refudiate" and now proudly proclaimed Palin as heir both to literary genius William Shakespeare and Republican ex-president George W. Bush, famous for his repeated howlers, such as "misunderestimate."

"'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language," Palin Tweeted. "Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!"


I wonder if she likes to have a baked potatoe with her dinner?

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Re: Sarah Palin - The New Dan Quayle?

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:27 pm

The real news is that the muslims want to build a mosque on or close to ground zero. Palin defended us Americans by speaking her mind.
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Postby knapplc » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:30 pm

You don't seriously believe that's the "real" story, do you? :-o
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Re: Sarah Palin - The New Dan Quayle?

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:47 pm

Cowboys 4 life wrote:The real news is that the muslims want to build a mosque on or close to ground zero. Palin defended us Americans by speaking her mind.


I think we were discussing her grammar, not her motives... :-?
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Postby scottaa1 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:03 pm

What's wrong with 'refudiate?' It's a perfectly cromulent word.
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Re: Sarah Palin - The New Dan Quayle?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:59 pm

scottaa1 wrote:What's wrong with 'refudiate?' It's a perfectly cromulent word.


i see someone has been embiggening their vocabulary
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Re: Sarah Palin - The New Dan Quayle?

Postby knapplc » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:21 pm

Don't make me go full-on Jabberwocky on this thread. I have it memorized, and I'll do it.
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Re: Sarah Palin - The New Dan Quayle?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:28 am

knapplc wrote:Don't make me go full-on Jabberwocky on this thread. I have it memorized, and I'll do it.


Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

i always liked Joystick Jabberwocky

'Twas Billy, and the Shyguy Clones
Did Grax and Grumple in the Kraid;
All Lizzie were the Hanger Zones,
And Phanto Renegade.


"Beware the Shadow Boss, my son!
The Killer Clams, the Mummy Men!
Don't Goombah with a Neul, and shun
The Death Breath known as Ken!"


He Holtzed at Zigmos from afar,
Dodged Zombie Slime with lightning scroll,
While Zelda in her Mamda Jar
Made Yuki with a Troll.


And as he Beaked for Pyradoks,
The Shadow Boss Twinbellowed through,
Backed up by Pengs, Chicago Ox,
Twelve Ninjas and McGoo.


Dagoom! Dagoom! Zabs met their doom!
And when the final Folfu fell,
Lay Bloopered ranks of Battletanks
And Mario as well.


"And hast thou zapped the Shadow Boss?
Well, spike my Foss! No Sniffit thee!
Kello! Kello! O Porcupo!"
He Dakkered in his Skree.


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Re: Sarah Palin - The New Dan Quayle?

Postby knapplc » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:21 am

You have no idea the kind of tail you can pull by standing up in a bar and reciting Jabberwocky. Chicks go crazy for Lewis Carroll.
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Re: Sarah Palin - The New Dan Quayle?

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:36 am

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:
Cowboys 4 life wrote:The real news is that the muslims want to build a mosque on or close to ground zero. Palin defended us Americans by speaking her mind.


I think we were discussing her grammar, not her motives... :-?


Thats what was shocking to me. We are worried ab out Palin's grammer when muslims waht to build a mosque at ground zero. 8-o
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