manglish: mangled English

(Ladies please note: it is MANglish – no women made it into the Top 10 notoriously language-challenged list.

Yes, of course, George W is there, in 1st position.

However this is my favourite:

Mr Rumsfeld, in February 2002: “Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns: the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”

check out the

gobbledegook poll results

I think it is worth a meal of whatever is your teens favourite food is, to get families at the table together and lay this out.

Have the teens read these, and try to explain them.

Maybe have a family gobbledegook challenge. Best quotes on the fridge, winner gets dishes for a week or whatever is loathed in your house.


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