Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quickie: Jennifer Rubin Writes Worst Sentence To Ever Be Published In The Washington Post

And let me tell you, that's a real accomplishment with Richard Cohen around. Here is the offending sentence from Jen's latest, a regrettable slew of words which survived at least one update: "Mike Huckabee sent an e-mail urging him to stay in, leading one to conclude their [sic] must be some angle that Huckabee thinks will inure to his benefit."

Go Jen!


Philip said...

One has not become inured to Jen.

Matty Boy said...

I'll tell you what's really wrong with the economy. Those poor bastard English majors who could be making an honest living as proofreaders, but the stupid publishers think they can be replaced by computer spellcheckers. It's a scandal, I tell you!

Do we have a guess as to what word she wanted to put in the place of inure?

The Cat's Meow said...

Wow! Okay, I'm passing on commenting on the other post, about Jen and the hurricane, because I'm simply drawn to grammatical and spelling errors like a magnet.

Did the Post really, truly let a "their/there" mistake go by? Because if so, one can only think that A) WaPo's copy editors are idiot children who wouldn't know a style book if it hit them in the head, or B) Jen is an idiot who, etc, or C) Jen made the error and her copy editors hate her and let it go by because they want to make her look like the fool that she is.

Which is it??? Or am I just reading too much into this because I'm anal retentive when it comes to grammar and spelling?

Still and all, Jen should either know the English language or have an editor who does. Seeing as how the Republicans hate Hispanics so much.

Anonymous said...

i tripped, fell, and inured my nose.

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

We need a J-Ru phrase generator!

Jeb Bush could run for President in 2010 if campaign contributions fall short to his assistance.

samael7 said...

People who don't know how to properly use the word "inure" should avoid it, Jen.

I'm mostly sure how to correctly use it, and I still keep away from it. As you can see, I split infinitives* with a vengeance, so I shouldn't be let near any language un-chaperoned.

I wonder if sassy Jen is losing her enthusiasm for Mitt and taken up heavy drinking. Hence the word salad.

(* - To jocularly be pedantic, yes, I know it's a silly holdover from Latin, but some people take that sort of thing seriously)

Peteykins said...

You'll notice that I managed to boldly split an infinitive right in the title of this post. Oops, I just did it again!

Karl said...

Ewe creep hewing those weirds. I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to be demoted from English Major to English Captain!