Archive for August, 2010
By Jacqueline G. Goodwin, Ed.D.
There once was a gal from Wasilla,
Fond of making up words as she willa,
Though shooting a moose might seem pretty obtuse,
By quitting her job she’s made millya.
Last month when the ex- governor of Alaska offered her opinion on a proposal to build a mosque in the vicinity of the September 11th site via Twitter it became the perfect storm.
Palin’s tweet: “Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn’t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate.”
While some might focus on the entire message, English teachers like me only care about one thing. Refudiate.
Last time I looked, Refudiate is not a word. Nada, zilch. It’s not in the dictionary. Period. Read the rest of this entry »