Sunday, July 22, 2007

BAD Grammar and Death of Democracy, All in One!


This is wrong. The following sentence is wrong on so many levels. Let deal with the grammar first. The error is one of accord - meaning a plural is accorded where a singular should have been.

"According to Russian legal experts, the greatest concern to the American people are the underlying provisions of this new law...."

If you say "the greatest concern...." you must realise that a concern is ONE THING. Therefore you cannot follow that clause with "...are the underlying provisions..." because you're referring to the concern, NOT to the provisions. You must use the singular reference here to have the correct accord with "the greatest concern," a single thing.

The sentence should read "...the greatest concern to the American people IS the underlying provisions...."

Actually, however, the greatest concern to the American public is that they have friggin' (OK, I edited that word) idiot psychopath for a vice president and a puppet for a president.

Here's why people in the US - and the world in general - should be concerned:

Bush Outlaws All War Protest In US

The short form is that it is now ILLEGAL to protest the Iraq 'war' (the US term for invasion).

From Digg

Nice. July 17th 2007. The death of democracy in the US. mark your calendars.

About the photo above: it is a compilation - a mosaic - made up of photos of ass holes. Appropriate.

Thanks to Joey Nichols. Read his blog here.

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