Sunday, 14 February 2010

Parallel Adjectives


There's always a problem with parallel adjectives - good times and bad times - that, if not antithetical, they at least imply mutual exclusivity. If I say that there are good writers and there are Welsh people, I imply a difference between the two. I only thought of this because of headline in today's Observer that went:

THE TRAGEDY OF BRITISH CHILDREN RAISED BY ALCOHOLIC PARENTS

Damn those dipsomaniac foreigners: coming over here drinking our whisky, stealing our children etc etc.

Foreigners celebrating a succesful kidnap

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