Trump and Spicer strike a blow for the Power of Punctuation

White House press secretary Sean Spicer is contending that placing words in speech marks can change their meaning to … well almost anything except what the words mean.

The case in point was “wire tapping” which does not mean listening in to someone’s phone conversation.

Changes of font will render text open to almost any interpretation under the new Trump/Spicer rules.

We can expect similar power to be attributed to italics.

It is likely there will need to be a new dictionary.



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