Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Language is such a bitch!

What the middle paragraph here means, I suppose, is a direct appeal to the public: hey, listen here, folks, stop gathering in violent mobs, don't damage property and don't throw stuff at police officers. It's disgraceful.

Instead, it is phrased in a manner that can be parsed every which way. Like, for instance, he is suggesting to remove the police from the streets so that they don't have to face bricks etc thrown at them by a violent mob.

Why is it that people speak and write with such a degree of indirection?

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    A beautiful cartoon on the front page of The Week:

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    This is just as bad as a brief exchange with a belligerent guest on a regular news show: Six minutes! Six minutes, during which Rand Paul is…

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    The war on repetitions:

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