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The Old Thesaurus Maneuver


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After drudging through "ProtestWarrior" Justin Fleming's tortured syntax and clumsy run-ons [Letters, August 26], it occurred to me: of all the rhetorical tactics that right-wingers have adopted recently to feign intelligence, hitting up the thesaurus every three words for a longer adjective is among the least effective I've seen.

Jeff Knight


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