Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Boy, that Jon Stewart is a grammar master....

Saw this blurb on Drudge today and couldn't believe it. Jon Stewart apparently needs to go back to school. He was giving a commencement address a couple months ago and said:

"We declared war on terror. We declared war on terror—it’s not even a noun, so, good luck. After we defeat it, I’m sure we’ll take on that bastard ennui."

Maybe someone needs to tell the American Heritage Dictionary that. Because they must have it wrong then.

5 entries found for terror.
ter·ror Pronunciation Key
1.Intense, overpowering fear. See Synonyms at fear.
2.One that instills intense fear: a rabid dog that became the terror of the neighborhood.
3.The ability to instill intense fear: the terror of jackboots pounding down the street.
4.Violence committed or threatened by a group to intimidate or coerce a population, as for military or political purposes.
5.Informal. An annoying or intolerable pest: that little terror of a child.


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