multisyllabic

So how do y'all feel about multies?
  • So how do y'all feel about multies? Personally, I like them. I use them and they offer a more creative challenge to your writing, especially when starting out. I find them easy when staying simple, but once you add more syllables to rhyme to like 4 or 6, well, I sometimes find myself stuck in a rut after that. Then once you use certain rhyme schemes like a..."ABBACC" rhyme scheme, you get a kinda good feel about yourself. For the record, I've never done that.
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Donald Trump is NOT smarter than a 5th grader!

If you’ve been waiting for GOP 2016 frontrunner Donald Trump to finally act his age, you might be waiting for a while. According to a linguistics analysis performed by Politico’s Jack Schafer, “The Donald” succeeds splendidly in speaking to conservatives on their level — which is that of a fourth grader.

Politico’s Jack Schafer looked into the nuances of Trump’s speech patterns, and determined that he is probably the perfect candidate for those on the Right who can’t grasp the intricacies of operating a toaster.

“Donald Trump isn’t a simpleton, he just talks like one,” Schafer wrote in an August 13 article regarding Trump’s audience-appropriate speech patterns. “If you were to market Donald Trump’s vocabulary as a toy, it would resemble a small box of Lincoln Logs. Trump resists multisyllabic words and complex, writerly sentence constructions when speaking extemporaneously in a debate, at a news conference or in an interview. He prefers to link short, blocky words into other short, blocky words to create short, blocky sentences that he then stacks into short, blocky paragraphs.”

Schafer calls Trump’s word choice “a spontaneous reinvention of Ogden’s Basic English, the pared-down lexicon of 850 words selected by early 20th century linguist/philosopher C.K. Ogden as the bedrock of a new world language.” He ran Trump’s responses at the downright humiliating (for Trump) August 6 Fox News debate through the Flesch-Kincade test, which determines the grade level of, in this case, Trump’s speech. What he discovered is pretty obvious to anyone who has listened to Trump’s words. Not only did Trump score at grade-school level, but he also managed to rank well below all but one of his fellow GOP candidates:

anonymous asked:

Sub Anon, do I need to cut and paste the work visa information directly from the immigration website again, with the relevant portion bolded? Will that make the legal situation sink into your damn fool head? Would you even be capable of understanding it, since they use multisyllabic words?

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