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February 25, 2002

Decay of the Mothertongue

BBC News reports that Israeli newspapers are disenchanted with Ariel Sharon. However, the unnamed author of the BBC article, can't seem to find the right words:

And Maariv, a centre-right newspaper, was coruscating.

"Sharon's speech sounded like a pep talk to the folks, taken straight from the lexicon of cliches and slogans," it thundered.

Maariv was 'sparkling', 'glittering', about Sharon? Could the author have meant excoriating?

Posted by dpwakefield at February 25, 2002 11:02 AM