Monday, February 2, 2009

The Era of Mangled Syntax is Over

Lovers of the English language had special reason to cheer the arrival of a new administration that would afford proper respect to our mother tongue. And they were similarly thrilled at the prospect that the Obama administration would restore moral probity to our foreign policy.

They did not have to wait very long.

From atop the moral high ground, our new Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has managed in a single sentence to return us to both eloquence and rectitude. Describing how people around the world reacted to the arrival of Obama, she declared: "There is a great exhalation of breath going on in the world."

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