11/17/2005

Presidential disfluency

Mark Liberman in the Language Log Blog on George Bush, in his 11/16/2005 press conference in Kyoto.

Now what do these pauses tell us?

4 comments:

Rob Spence said...

They tell us that he's still wired up and has a voice in his ear telling him what to say...

francessa said...

Perhaps he should find himself a quicker prompter?

Gothamimage said...

Does the President's use of language affect how you judge him?

francessa said...

I'm sure the President's use of language affects my impressions of him - language does this to us because it tells a lot. As regards the judgment - I've stopped judging people long ago - mostly I can accept them as they are. However, with politicians it's only the deeds that count.

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