Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dan Drezner's vocabulary problem

We all like to use big words and look cool, but we need to be sure we know what they mean or we can make some serious funny.

Take this doozy from Dan Drezner in the WAPO:


"Most political scientists are prodigious researchers"


Clearly Dan has no idea what at least one of the following three words mean, "most" "prodigious" or "researchers".

Let's help him out by making a more coherent and less inaccurate statement:


__________ political scientists are ___________    ______________ .

Give me your preferred styling in the comments.

By the way Polifacts has already rated Dan's statement as "Pants on Fire".



12 comments:

Chris Lawrence said...

If I understood this post I might feel insulted.

Jack 7954 said...

Marxian political scientists are entertaining guests.

ColoComment said...

MOST political scientists are IGNORANT BLOWHARDS.

Simon Spero said...

All political scientists are political scientists.

"Tautology? 'E ain't taught nothing since got tenure."

Anonymous said...

Some political scientists are productive researchers.

Yancey Ward said...

Most political scientists are diseased prostitutes. Same applies to economists and most other social scientists.

Viking Vista said...

Some political scientists are hungry carnivores.

Lumpy said...

No political scientists are true Scotsmen

BC Puckett said...

No political scientists are actual scientists.

Lawrence H. White said...

Some political scientists are occasional researchers.

Old Odd Jobs said...

American political scientists are typically unhinged.

The Uberstraw Man! said...

Many political scientist are actually narrative devices.