Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hey Morons

I'm tired of hearing the words "Democrat Party." Learn the english language and parts of speech instead of following Limbaugh's cues, would you? It's very straightforward, English 101.

Democrat is a noun. Democratic is an adjective. Party is a noun. To describe the party of Democrats, you would properly call it the Democratic Party, or Party of Democrats. "Democrat Party" just makes you look like a fool, no matter how you think you can justify it. If you have a valid point to make against the party of Democrats, you are pretty much alienating any critical thinker who may have otherwise listened to your point before they read the words "Democrat Party."

"Republican" is both a noun and an adjective, therefore there is no such confusion. Luckily for you.

Oh, and while we're at it, could everyone in the world please stop saying "Make No Mistake" before you spout an opinion? Jesus Christ, try some critical thinking for a change.


Pat said...

Jamie, I have seen a few juvenile, smug posters on various blogs pull this asinine stunt on purpose to be "clever." Yes, one of the justifications is that "Republican" is used both as a noun and an adjective, so that it must be the case for all other parties, as if the English language always follows the same pattern and/or there are no exceptions in the language.

Maybe we should be calling a member of the Republican Party a "Republic." Yep, that would be asinine too.

KevinQC said...

That bug is stuck up Jamie's ass ain't it? Or is it the "ass of Jamie"? ;-) Love ya!

Jamie said...

"Yes, one of the justifications is that "Republican" is used both as a noun and an adjective, so that it must be the case for all other parties,"

No, where the hell did that logical fallacy come from? It has nothing to do with parties, but rather with parts of speech. Just like "Independent", "Republican" is both a noun and an adjective as well. Democrat isn't. Sorry if that's inconvenient for you but democratic has TWO meanings, one pertaining to the Party, the other pertaining to democracy. If people are too uneducated to understand the difference then there are free online dictionaries that will explain it to them.

Sorry, but I've been editing the English language for far too long to be tolerant to those who hash the English language. Don't get me started on the Tweetiots. But what you wrote up there doesn't even make any remote kind of sense. While language may be fluid and change with time, one can't arbitrarily change usage just because one wants to and have it be suddenly correct.

Pat said...

Jamie, I guess my comment was unclear. I agree entirely with your point. I was writing what others use as a justification for using "Democrat" incorrectly as an adjective. As you correctly state, Republican is both a noun and adjective. So others have used that as a justification that Democrat must also be used as an adjective and a noun, which, as you say, is a logical fallacy.

Jamie said...

Ah, sorry Patrick, I misread you. :) I thought it seemed odd for you to take up a nonsensical argument. My bad.