Sunday, March 29, 2009

The "Misunderestimated" President.

Bush was the laughing-stock of the whole world. This did not happen because the world was hostile towards the 43rd president of the USA. The cause is to be found in the latter's clowning around. When he left the office, it was a terrible loss for those who collected bushisms. Thus, Ceorge W. Bush has secured his place of honor in linguistics as his famous slips of the tongue came to be labeled as bushisms.

His "powerful" oratory compelled me to make a power point presentation of his memorable mispronouncements. It was presented at a linguistic seminar under the heading: "Linguistic Fun". I enjoyed working on this presentation and it was very inspiring for my students who had a good laugh. But above all, the presentation was inspiring, they did not wnat to make similar mistakes in their speech as they don't want to be laughed at.

If you doubt Mr. Bush's ability to be extremely "eloquent" or if you miss his eloquence, here is a compilation of his famous bushisms.
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