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Basic Literacy and the Resistance


“Nation Stunned That There Is Someone in the White House Capable of Writing an Editorial”
Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker, September 5, 2018

Millions of Americans were startled by the revelation on Wednesday afternoon that there was someone working in the White House capable of writing an entire editorial, reports indicate. …

Davis Logsdon, a professor of linguistics at the University of Minnesota, said that a team of language experts under his supervision has studied the Op-Ed word by word and is “in a state of disbelief” that someone currently working for Donald J. Trump could have written it.

“There are complete sentences, there are well-structured paragraphs, there is subject-verb agreement,” he said. “This does not appear to be the work of any White House staffer we're familiar with.”

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created June 1, 2014 · last revised December 10, 2018