Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sesquipedalian: Hillary: Where are Thou?

“Isn’t this show over yet?”

You'd think that Clinton could leave the national political stage with some larger, meaningful gesture. But, unfortunately, the only memorable line that she spoke tonight was a poorly constructed joke, surely written by a staffer.
It's taken me a decade and I'm still stumped trying to figure out what the meaning of "is" might really be. And yet Hillary tossed us the latest Clintonesque head-scratcher during the debate when she asked me -- and the millions watching -- to ponder the "difference between denouncing and rejecting."

By the way: Medvedev is it a sesquipedalian ?

Main Entry:
ses·qui·pe·da·lian Listen to the pronunciation of sesquipedalian
Latin sesquipedalis, literally, a foot and a half long, from sesqui- + ped-, pes foot — more at foot
1 : having many syllables : long <sesquipedalian terms> 2 : given to or characterized by the use of long words sesquipedalian television commentator>

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