Monday, March 27, 2006

Paraphrase of the Day

by Tom Bozzo

From the NYT article on the latest prewar memo to leak out of the UK:
Mr. Bush predicted that it was "unlikely there would be internecine warfare between the different religious and ethnic groups."
What's the chance that Bush, who has difficulty using the words "Federal Reserve" extemporaneously, actually said "internecine"? (*)
Mr. Blair agreed with that assessment.
A-plus to both of them for their forecasting skills. Wankers.

(*) Unless it was his Tetrasyllabic Word of the Day.
And is it just me, or are there possibly three redundancies in their lame-ass horoscopular prediction?
It isn't just you. It would have been sufficient to have written, "...internecine warfare."
He probably thought "internecine" meant "between medical trainees," and hence that the last clause was necessary.
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