August 10, 2007

The Word "Islamic Terrorism"

In last Sunday's Republican presidential debate Rudi Giuliani criticized the Democratic candidates for the failure of any of them in the course of four debates to utter "the word 'Islamic terrorism'". There's a very good reason for this: "Islamic terrorism" is not a word; it's a phrase, specifically a Noun Phrase. Opinions vary as to how the Republicans are doing in the War on Terror, but they're definitely losing in the War on Incorrect Grammatical Terminology.

Posted by Bill Poser at August 10, 2007 03:44 AM