Affluence. Clink. Constitution. Crocus. Factotum. Flax. Gruel. Hacksaw. Impudence. Onomatopoeia. Plutocrats. Pottage. Public. Serenity. Troops. Utterance. Widget. What other words belong on this list?
It’s a clever video, slickly produced. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s funny. It’s hilarious, even. But the next time Americans Elect produces a viral video criticizing the “Sh*t Politicians Say,” it might want to check its own website for the same words.
The Royal Society of Chemistry cannot issue a public challenge such as this without accepting the complexity of public language. The matter is now in its hands.
Words are what separate us from the other animals of Planet Earth. When Republicans show a distrust of words, they reveal a distrust for humanity itself.