❄  Who Dunnit?  

Thursday, April 26, 2007

❄  Who Dunnit?  

The New York Times—“All the News That’s Fit to Print”—introduced several years ago its peculiar system of phonetic rendering of names. Now it has taken another forward step, undertaking to explain English expressions for those of us who have continuing difficulty.

On Jan. 26, a senior aide to Mr. Rove briefed general-services <[i>sic] employees about which Democratic members of Congress the Republican Party hoped to unseat in 2008.

“Republicans tried to amend the motion seeking the subpoena to include records from the Democratic National Committee. In arguing that case, Mr. Davis offered a culinary aphorism, suggesting that the sauce that may be appropriate for serving with a goose could also be used in a meal with a gander.” [Note 1]

With a gander?

[Note 1] Neil A. Lewis and Eric Lipton, “Flexing Majority Muscles, Democrats Issue 3 Subpoenas,” The New York Times, 26 April 2007.

[Bruce’s Blog: 2007.04.26 Post: B– Short Link: P=28 Front Door Index: http://blog.learnworld.com Permalink: http://www.learnworld.com/BRUCE/uncategorized/❄-who-dunnit/]

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