October 22, 2012
Does Gov. Romney Speak in 1950s Language?
According to an article in last Sunday’s New York Times, Governor Romney’s word choices are a throw back to the 1950s:
As he seeks the office of commander in chief, Mr. Romney can sometimes seem like an editor in chief, employing a language all his own. It is polite, formal and at times anachronistic, linguistically setting apart a man who frequently struggles to sell himself to the American electorate.
Even in private meetings, he does not permit vulgarities.
I wonder if this criticism reflects the culture of some in a few eastern states and in one western state. I suspect that in much of the country, “Romneyspeak” reflects how normal people talk.
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