Saturday, February 8, 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vs. James Joyce

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will distort anything to deliver her distorted anti-capitalist message. She is one slick cookie.

Of course, now with her new attack on idioms, she can claim that she is not a "cookie."

Recently, she attacked the phrase, "to lift yourself up by a bootstrap."
Puh-leeze, AOC is that your best game?

And, yes you can attack me for using the word "game."

Bottom line: AOC is attempting to ignore the part of language whereby idioms exist that are not to be taken literally.

To make her distorted case, she even goes so far as to raise from the dead and use the term, "pulling one's bootstraps," the way it was used centuries ago rather than going with the way it is used now. Thus, ignoring that words and phrases evolve over time. Maybe she doesn't believe in evolution?

And, by the way, someone who might actually be AOC's equal when it comes to using the English language demonstrated how the phrase is currently used.

The Oxford English Dictionary cites James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922) as its earliest example of the phrase in a way that illustrates the contemporary meaning: “There were ... others who had forced their way to the top from the lowest rung by the aid of their bootstraps.”


1 comment:

  1. She is just another poster child for the Idiocracy with no clue. Her new tagline is Stupidity Kills.