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01/12/2012

Noun-as-adjective; NOM-as-partisan

by Jeremy Hooper

Q. What does a Democratic state lawmaker get for standing with the "traditional marriage" conservatives?

A. He gets Republican groups like NOM doing that truly silly conservative game where they refuse to use the proper adjective form (Democratic), instead resorting to the noun form:

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But whatever. NOM also uses words like "protect" and "attack" in ways that have been stripped of all context. Why should we ever expect adherence to the English language to trump their partisan politicking?

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