Refudiating Sarah

I usually ignore Sarah Palin’s language-mangling. But her “refudiate” the “Ground Zero Mosque” Twitter “tweet” is too priceless not to comment on:

Refudiating Sarah (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Dear Sarah, it’s time to rebootiate
And to malapropism “refudiate.”
Cuz your incorrect usage
Is language abusage.
Either learn to speak English, or mutiate.

Update: This is too funny: Sarah Palin excuses her malapropisms and accidental word coinages by comparing herself to William Shakespeare.

Update 2: Good news! Shakespeare Refudiates Sarah Palin.

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7 Responses to “Refudiating Sarah”

  1. Debby says:

    THis is absolutely brilliant! MadKane, you are wonderful!
    (Who else could so eloquently state Palin’s mis-fired (oops!) rhetoric??)

    Touche’ ! :-)

  2. madkane says:

    Thanks so much, Debby!

  3. Tim Scott says:

    “This is too funny: Sarah Palin excuses her malapropisms and accidental word coinages by comparing herself to William Shakespeare”

    Why, did he make up words too?

  4. jesse levy says:

    With Sarah what can you say?
    Those darned words just get in the way.
    She’s a genius like Will
    but speaking’s a pill.
    So shut up, Sarah (and go away).

  5. Amanda says:

    Mad that is so clever, you don’t have to be Dem or Rep to know language mangling when it’s tweeted!

  6. Michael Louis Weissman says:

    Regarding this penchant to create new words Palin claims to share with Shakespeare: No! No! No! No! No!

    When Shakespeare coined a word, it was the result of careful thought informed by a deep knowledge of contemporary English as well as Latin and the contemporary Romance languages as well as Ancient Greek. His neologisms were calculated to fit the rhyme scheme and meter of iambic pentameter as well as evoke specific meanings in his audience.

    Whatever Palin meant to write, the word she used was a non-word which came out of a mind of far less talent and education than Shakespeare’s.

    In brief:

    Governor Palin, I’ve been privileged to see many of Shakespeare’s plays performed live.

    I’ve studied the texts of other plays and can recite many of the soliloquies and monologues from memory.

    I’ve read his biography as well as critical essays written by leading Shakespearean scholars.

    Shakespeare is very important to me.

    Governor Palin, you’re no William Shakespeare.

  7. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone for your comments, kind words, limericks, and Shakespeare info.