Making an example of the Gauntlet

By Jerry Osborn

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Emergence of party politics," Jan. 29, 2004,

I am presently conducting a writing exercise in my geology class, and have explained to my students how some writers use big, impressive-sounding and occasionally mischosen words in long, ponderous, grandiose sentences to mask the fact that they have little to say in the first place. You will be glad to know that I used the editorial specified above as an example of such abuse of English.

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