The Guardian examines the incoherences in Tea Party politics and spelling as demonstrators continue to modify (misspell) the English language in amusing ways.
The Guardian examines the incoherences in Tea Party politics and spelling as demonstrators continue to modify (misspell) the English language in amusing ways. "Along with the Tea Party has risen not only an incoherent political movement but exciting and refreshing variations on the English language. Now Flickr user Pargon has collected together many fine examples of 'Teabonics', the curious pidgin that has emerged on the simple signs and crude posters handcrafted by the modern-day Poujadists: These are signs seen primarily at Tea Party Protests. They all feature 'creative' spelling or grammar. This new dialect of the English language shall be known as 'Teabonics.' This being the Guardian, we take a liberal view of the uses and abuses of English, and we'd be fools to pretend otherwise. There but for the grace of god, and so on. Obviously, signs like the one above – 'Don't mortage my childs future' – are amusing enough for the mis-spelling. But signs such as these below, with one saying 'Honk for English' and another next to it saying 'No Amnety' – something to do with immigration – are even more delightful."
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