Comments on: The authors of an unrehearsed play http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/marcosbesse/2009/02/17/the-authors-of-an-unrehearsed-play/ The world as we see it from down here in Brazil - by Marcos Besse Mon, 13 Sep 2010 02:27:35 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Marcos Besse http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/marcosbesse/2009/02/17/the-authors-of-an-unrehearsed-play/comment-page-1/#comment-3 Marcos Besse Tue, 24 Feb 2009 02:47:15 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/marcosbesse/?p=21#comment-3 Great observation. Great observation.

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By: Francis Moran http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/marcosbesse/2009/02/17/the-authors-of-an-unrehearsed-play/comment-page-1/#comment-2 Francis Moran Mon, 23 Feb 2009 20:26:15 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/marcosbesse/?p=21#comment-2 I subscribe to Daily Writing Tips and its email this morning was about malapropisms so I can't help but comment on what I assume is a wonderful one in your line about George Bush, Marcos. Bush may well have been "inert" in the face of a worsening crisis. Among other things, Webster defines inert as "very slow to move or act; sluggish." But I suspect you meant to call him inept, which means "lacking in fitness or aptitude, unfit; lacking sense or reason, foolish." Great wordplay, either way. -Francis. I subscribe to Daily Writing Tips and its email this morning was about malapropisms so I can’t help but comment on what I assume is a wonderful one in your line about George Bush, Marcos.

Bush may well have been “inert” in the face of a worsening crisis. Among other things, Webster defines inert as “very slow to move or act; sluggish.”

But I suspect you meant to call him inept, which means “lacking in fitness or aptitude, unfit; lacking sense or reason, foolish.”

Great wordplay, either way.

-Francis.

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