Replies: 11 - Last Post: Jul 16, 2013 2:20 AM Last Post By: sneaker_fish
Jun 26, 2013 12:47 AM
Verbal conversationsAre there any other?
(Sorry for those with Snowden fatigue.)
Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said yesterday his government has had verbal conversations with the U.S. regarding Snowden’s asylum request and is still waiting for an official statement outlining its position.
I can see their dilemma, the people spoke rather than wrote to each other, but that is still shabby word use.
I'm also enjoying Putin's shearing a pig metaphor, or do I mean analogy?
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Jun 27, 2013 12:07 PM
7Caitlin is usually a female name here, go2.
Language Hat discussed pig-shearing yesterday. Scroll down.
Jun 27, 2013 1:27 PM
Jul 2, 2013 12:41 PM
9"Verbally" for "orally" is nothing new. Jefferson Davis instructed Colonel Jacob Thompson in 1864 "to proceed at once to Canada, there to carry out the instructions you have received from me verbally in such manner as shall seem most likely to conduce to the furtheance of the interests of the Confederate States of America.' Bruce Catton, in whose A Silence at Appomatox I came across the quote, describes the program Thompson and his men attempted to carry out in the United States as "to a certain extent . . . frankly terroristic," presumably why Davis did not want to commit the instructions to writing.
Jul 16, 2013 12:54 AM
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