"One Who Seems To Have No First Language"

Irrespective of factual accuracy, I think I’m a pretty smart guy. One phrase I don’t find myself uttering very often is “I wish I was as smart as [insert name here]”.

In this case, it is with a huge amount of appreciation (if not envy) that I state the following:

I wish I was as smart as Dick Cavett.

http://cavett.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/14/the-wild-wordsmith-of-wasilla/

Pure genius in print.

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One Response to "One Who Seems To Have No First Language"

  1. The Big Guy says:

    I will have to admit, he does turn a phrase in a manner rarely seen (heard) these days…”I feel a little sorry for John. He aimed low and missed.””I do not wish her ill. But I also don’t wish us ill. I hope she continues to find happiness in Alaska.”And my favorite:”It’s admittedly a rare gift to produce a paragraph in which whole clumps of words could be removed without noticeably affecting the sense, if any.”(Not in SP’s defense, but isn’t that a gift of any good politico? The ability to talk without saying anything?)And, not for nothing, I will take a bit of an offense at his comment regarding hunting not being considered a sport unless “both sides were equally armed”…Does golf qualify as a sport, and do I need to start equipping my clay pigeons with armament when I go skeet and trap shooting?Oh well…Onward, through the fog-TBG

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