Donald Trump and the English language.

Not Even Caesar Is Above the Grammarians

Not Even Caesar Is Above the Grammarians

Getting to know the real Donald Trump.
April 28 2017 5:24 PM

Caesar Non Supra Grammaticos

Is Donald Trump above the grammarians? No.


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Virginia Heffernan talks to Peter Sokolowski, editor at large at Merriam-Webster, about the way language has evolved, splintered, and changed in the Trump era.

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