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By Paul Volpe  |  March 16, 2009; 2:00 PM ET
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One might think that journalists would have a little more experience with the use of the English language, and understand the fundamental difference in meaning and not just in sound, of the two statements about the economy:"I believe the fundamentals of the economy are strong" and "we are focusing on all the fundamentally sound aspects of our economy".

Instead, they have universally focused on two sentences that share precisely one word in common. One other word used once in noun form and once as an adjective, and two similar words with assonance, and then pandered to an American public they know to be nearly ignorant of grammar or usage. A Spode teacup might rightly be described as "sound", but I daresay "strong" is unlikely.

I will not even discuss Ms. Romer's statement, because since she is an 'economist' I presume that she has no idea what she is saying, being a professional requirement - from my observation of the modern subspecies.

Posted by: jonempey | March 17, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Gibbs will be gone soon - he's totally out of his league - a poodle amongst pits.

Posted by: newbeeboy | March 17, 2009 8:07 AM | Report abuse

"Cc : twitter starts with the letters TWIT for a reason. If you insist on pursuing this adolescent cause please keep it at home with your Betamax and eight track."

This is the one trend that I've heard of from journalists and politicians before I heard of it from my friends and family.

I think that means something.

Posted by: DDAWD | March 16, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

OMG. On the other side of thr circle the universe converges.

Zouk and drivl agree. Mark it down

Cc : twitter starts with the letters TWIT for a reason. If you insist on pursuing this adolescent cause please keep it at home with your Betamax and eight track.

I was always suspect, but it is now clear you are a nerd, a doofus, a loser or a journo which is considered below trial lawyer in respectability and beneath hs cheerleader in seriousness. Get a grip.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | March 16, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

This is so childish and nerdy. It sounds like it was written by a goofy 12 year old boy.

Posted by: drindl | March 16, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

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