Topic: Supreme Court
In just a few days of hearings, justice-to-be Sonia Sotomayor has racked up a negatively impressive record of butchering the English language. If "W" Bush had committed this many malapropisms over the course of months, the media and late-night comedians would have a field day. Consider:
"This first seven who are gonna be hired, only because of the, uh, vagrancies [vagaries] of the vacancies."
"Under New York law, if you are being threatened with eminent [imminent] death or very serious injury at that moment. . . ."
"They build up a story [store] of knowledge about legal thinking."
"All questions of policy are within the providence [province] of Congress first."