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Re: King Donald




On 2017-02-01 14:41, Disaster Master wrote:
On Wed Feb 01 2017 14:35:43 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time), Wolf K.
<wolfmac@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2017-02-01 10:51, Disaster Master wrote:
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3. The word 'muslim' doesn't appear anywhere in the EO.
[...]

Ah, a literalist.

As opposed to.... what exactly? A delusionist?

Nope, just someone who understands how language works. In addition to the usual Lang & Lit stuff (metaphor, simile, etc) you should know about the seven types of ambiguity, satiric and non-satiric masking, allusion, semasiology, register, jargon, etc, and use that knowledge to figure out the multiple levels and tangles of all discourse, and political discourse in particular. A good guide to how to do this is Orwell's "Politics and the English Language", which is just as relevant now as it has ever been. Here's one source:

https://www.utdallas.edu/~aria/research/resources/orwell.pdf

Have a good day,

--
Wolf K.
https://kirkwood40.blogspot.com
It's called "opinion" because it's not knowledge.
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