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Trumpazoids Education Level

The image of your average Tea Bagger Republican being a poorly educated, tobacco chewing, semi-illiterate, bigot are spot on…

Here’s proof…

Trump’s supporters found to have the worst grammar

With so much talk-time in front of the media, the 2016 presidential candidates are scrutinized for every word they utter, but what happens when grammarians put their supporters under the microscope?

Grammarly, a writing-enhancement website, looked at comments by the hopefuls’ supporters on the candidates’ official Facebook pages to find out who was making the most mistakes and who was making the fewest.

The clear winner was Democratic contender Lincoln Chafee, who’s barely registering at the polls but whose supporters — the small number of them that there are — made just 3.1 mistakes per every 100 words.

The clear loser? Donald Trump.

His supporters registered a whopping average of 12.6 mistakes per 100 words, putting the Republican front-runner dead last among the 19 campaigns.

Democrats fared better overall, with their backers making an average of 4.2 mistakes out of every 100 words. Republicans’ supporters made more than double that with 8.7.

The left was also wordier, spitting out an average of 41.8 words per comment to Republicans’ 32.4.

Grammarian Dems rejoice: They occupied the top five out of 19 spots on the list.

The two women in the race, Carly Fiorina and Hillary Clinton, went head-to-head at 6.3 mistakes each per 100 words of supporters’ comments. Clinton’s backers had the most errors out of Democrats, and Fiorina’s had the least out of the GOP.

Closely following Trump for the worst records were Rick Santorum (11.5 mistakes per supporters’ 100 words), Marco Rubio (8.8) and Rand Paul (8.4).

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Posted by on October 7, 2015 in The Clown Bus


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No Habanero English!

The Queen of Stupid, and current defacto head of the Republican Party - the Sno' Ho'

With the right wing fuming about “English spoken” you would think conservatives would learn to use the language themselves. I mean – if we are going to mandate that everyone speak English in this country…

That means the ignorant conservative types too.

Have ou noticed how many times conservatives go into a furor over something said by a Democrat Politician – only to find out it is a tempest in a teapot (or is that Teabag?) . Once upon a time conservative pundits were masters of the language looking down their narrow noses at the unwashed masses in distaste…

Now, its getting damn hard to find a conservative who can conjugate a verb…

Although they seem to be experts on that conjugation part when it involves somebody you’re not supposed to be “conjugating” with!

Part of the communication problem between those of us on the left and the conservatives…

Is simply they take pride in their ignorance, and can’t understand the English Language – “Is our children learning”…Indeed.

Many English Speakers Cannot Understand Basic Grammar

Research into grammar by academics at Northumbria University suggests that a significant proportion of native English speakers are unable to understand some basic sentences.

The findings — which undermine the assumption that all speakers have a core ability to use grammatical cues — could have significant implications for education, communication and linguistic theory.

The research, conducted by Dr Ewa Dabrowska, showed that basic elements of core English grammar had not been mastered by some native speakers.

The project assumed that every adult native speaker of English would be able to understand the meaning of the sentence:

The soldier was hit by the sailor.”

Dr Dabrowska and research student James Street then tested a range of adults, some of whom were postgraduate students, and others who had left school at the age of 16. All participants were asked to identify the meaning of a number of simple active and passive sentences, as well as sentences which contained the universal qualifier “every.” Read the rest of this entry »


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