Daily Archives: January 8, 2018

Trump’s use of “like”

Why would Trump say he is “like, really smart” rather than simply that he is “really smart”? What is “like” doing in this expression. Read what the experts say: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/01/why-would-the-president-of-the-united-states-like-tweet-this-way/549890/?utm_source=eb

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Can variant past tense forms be a “smoking gun”?

The use of “pled” vs “pleaded” in a Trump tweet may be evidence of authorship: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/12/looking-for-the-linguistic-smoking-gun-in-a-trump-tweet/547361/?utm_source=eb More generally, can “forensic linguistics” point to the authorship of Trump’s tweets? https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/forensic-linguists-tackle-trumps-notorious-flynn-tweet/547898/

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