Is the United States headed for war with China?

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Re: Is the United States headed for war with China?

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With apologies to Alexander Pope,
When Gilbert strives some thought's slight weight to hide
The line, too, lumbers, and the words swing wide.
But Chesterton could also write quite plain,
Compose neat epigrams, and stick them in your brain.
I've always thought of Chesterton as an unusually good writer, but what I've meant by that is that he had a knack for composing snappy soundbites. Now that I think about it, maybe the rest of his writing was often flabby, perhaps because it was all really just a set-up for the planned bon mot. Anyway, if Chesterton is the benchmark then the requirement for getting away with a predominantly ponderous style is a pretty generous scattering of quotable lines. If one is not up to that then one should not try to write like G.K.

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Symmachus wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:15 pm
Peterson's most prominent and constant tic is a tendency to insert adverbial phrases after the beginning of a subordinate clause, inserting them parenthetically, inverting their usual order in the sentence pattern, or needlessly isolating them by commas as if they were appositives when they are not. It has the effect of constant interruption in the flow of the sentence. It is a common feature of 19th periodic style, which was a byproduct of an education in the Greek and Latin classics.
I was taught to compose what purported to be Latin periods at school. A major problem about doing the same in English is the lack of deponent verbs - I remember thinking 'Yes! I know a deponent verb I can use there - that will be really neat!!". Good fun.
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Jersey Girl wrote:That's not Trump's "voice". It sounds like DCP.
nice job. ; )
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Gadianton wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:13 pm
Jersey Girl wrote:That's not Trump's "voice". It sounds like DCP.
nice job. ; )
I have a good ear. ;-)

Now about this hoax----->nobody likes you, Gad.

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