Rob Kall of OpEdNews has me on his e-mail list, and while I don’t usually find much of interest there (they make the folks at TruthOut look positively moderate!), occasionally I’ll see something interesting. But this blurb was just too funny for words:
- By Abbas Sadeghian
The Neuropsychology Of George W. Bush
explanation of Bush’s dyslexia, concrete thinking, dyslexia, poor reading skills, current manifestation of his chronic alcoholism and addiction, hyper-religiosity, IQ at low end of average…
How humorous is it to have someone plugging an article about someone else’s purported dyslexia by writing “Bush’s dyslexia, concrete thinking, dyslexia, poor reading skills . . . ?”
Of course, the entire article has a humorous vein to it. The author has provided a biographical sketch:
- My name is Abbas Sadeghian. I Am a Clinical Neuropsychologist. I work mostly with people who have suffered from a stroke or other neurological conditions. My minor in college has always been History. I am an Assistant Proffessor of Psychology in North Eastern Ohio University College of Medicine.
Honest to God, that is a direct copy-and-paste! I didn’t edit it in any way! And this fine gentleman is writing an article trying to diagnose the President from a distance based on the President’s use of language — and Dr Sadeghian did so in an article showing little knowledge of language and grammar himself.
With a name like Abbas Sadeghian, I suppose it’s possible that English is not his first language. But, good grief, if that’s the case, get a freaking editor! And don’t criticize someone else’s use of language if you aren’t good with the language yourself.