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Rumble and bumble. Balder and dash.

Best Quote Ever!

Heard this on the Daily Show and had to immediately go find it. I need this book. :)

What Not To Do To Be President

I rise to pay my small tribute to Dr. Harding. Setting aside a college professor or two and half a dozen dipsomaniacal newspaper reporters, he takes the first place in my Valhalla of literati. That is, he writes the worst English that I have ever encountered. It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it reminds me of tattered washing on the line; it reminds me of stale bean soup, of college yells, of dogs barking idiotically through endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm of pish, and crawls insanely up the topmost pinnacle of posh. It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and doodle. It is balder and dash.

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Okay, now I'm off to bed.

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droidgirl
May. 1st, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
I laughed out loud when I heard that quote on the Daily Show last night :)

I want to read the book now :)
magnet5
May. 1st, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
The quote is HL Mencken. He certainly could eviscerate someone beautifully, couldn't he?
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