Language guru: Obama speech too 'professorial' for his target audience

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  1. Stephanie
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    you dumb hicks are just too stupid to get what he was trying to say.:lol:

    SNIP:

    By the CNN Wire StaffJune 17, 2010 7:33 a.m. EDT


    (CNN) -- President Obama's speech on the gulf oil disaster may have gone over the heads of many in his audience, according to an analysis of the 18-minute talk released Wednesday.

    Tuesday night's speech from the Oval Office of the White House was written to a 9.8 grade level, said Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. The Austin, Texas-based company analyzes and catalogues trends in word usage and word choice and their impact on culture.

    Though the president used slightly less than four sentences per paragraph, his 19.8 words per sentence "added some difficulty for his target audience," Payack said.

    He singled out this sentence from Obama as unfortunate: "That is why just after the rig sank, I assembled a team of our nation's best scientists and engineers to tackle this challenge -- a team led by Dr. Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and our nation's secretary of energy."

    read all the rest here, that's if you all know how to READ.:lol:
    Language guru: Obama speech too 'professorial' for his target audience - CNN.com
     
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    I understood all 18 minutes of it just fine.

    He's pushing his Crap and Trade BS and he's ON TOP of the oil leak.

    Jeeze.
     
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    Where did his NLP speech writing guru go?
     

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