George Bush has added another verbal gaffe to his long list of blunders.
The US President said: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we.
"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
- Brilliant stuff!
In this one instance I think you could blame the speech writer as well. I know Bush should read his speechs before he stumbles through them but by his own admission he doesn't read much. I wonder was some disgruntled employee taking the piss.
Holly2003 wrote: ps if you're not disgruntled, are you gruntled? :)
It's funny you'd mention that. I just noticed recently that gruntled has become a word, no doubt based on so many people asking a similar question :) link
One entry found for gruntle.
Main Entry: grun·tle
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): grun·tled; grun·tling /'gr&nt-li[ng], 'gr&n-t&l-i[ng]/
Etymology: back-formation from disgruntle
: to put in a good humor <were gruntled with a good meal and good conversation -- W. P. Webb>
Notice how it says "back-formation from disgruntle", so disgruntle came first :)
My grandparents have this awesome book called "Bushisms," which is basically just a collection of stupid things he's said. These are my favorites:
"They misunderestimated me."
"One of the great things about booksis sometimes there are some fantastic pictures."
Bush: "I talked to my little brother, Jeb-- I haven't told this to many people. But he's the governer or- I shouldn't call him my little brother- my brother, Jeb, the great governer of Texas.
Jim Lehrer: "Florida."
Bush: "Florida. The state of the Florida."
Tony Blair unlike his best mate Bush, rarely messes up in public. But this was a good 'un:
Following the announcement of the Good Friday Peace Accord, which may hopefully bring Northern Ireland's troubles to an end; Tony Blair said:
"This isn't a time for sound-bites, but, I feel the hand of history is on our shoulders"
Holly2003 wrote: In this one instance I think you could blame the speech writer as well. I know Bush should read his speechs before he stumbles through them but by his own admission he doesn't read much. I wonder was some disgruntled employee taking the piss.
Or better than that, he could come up with his own words to say, like in Canadian politics... nah!
If there was a leaders debate for Kerry and Bush, I'd pay a hundred bucks to see that on Pay Per View. But of course, that'd never happen, and we all know why.
And I just thought I'd note, it's funny how none of our Republican chums have posted in this topic yet.