Thursday, October 30, 2008

Palin's "Code Switching" Speak

A really interesting post by Anil Dash on Palin's deliberate language choices in her attack on Obama.

And it's obvious to anyone who knows American culture why Palin wouldn't identify as a "basketball mom" or talk about "Joe Forty Ounce". These things are not accidents.

1 comment:

Johnny Logic said...

Cool post. Reminds me of some of George Lakoff's work on political language, and the deplorable Frank Luntz (promoter of such doublespeak as Blue-sky initiative, and climate change).