Archives: September 2016

Big Debate Tonight

I can’t watch it as I have to teach, but it’s going to be a big one. Shades of the first Gore vs. Bush debate, even. I remember thinking back then that Gore couldn’t possibly lose. But he did, and clearly.

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The Tweeting Styles of Trump and Clinton

I’m teaching a graduate course called Stylistics and Editing this semester, and I used Trump and Clinton’s twitter accounts as analysis fodder in the first two classes. Trump’s tweets typically have a fixed style. Long sentence, short sentence, exclamation point. “Sad!” Most seem to be by his own hand, given their reactionary content, occasional use

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