Saturday, March 22, 2008

Barack Obama's speech: "A More Perfect Union" (And isn't "perfect" an absolute adjective?)

Haven't really read colleague JB Santos's post on U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama so I think I'm going to reserve my thoughts on the issue for the meantime. Just saw from Youtube however that Obama's March 18 speech is the most viewed video this week.

Here's the clip:

Here's a copy of his speech.


Just want to add that there were some discussions regarding the use of comparison in "absolute" adjectives such as "perfect" or "unique". Here and here are just two of the many links regarding the issue. However, I agree on the discussion here that "more perfect" is correct. Also saw a post from Daily Writing Tips basically echoing similar points, but can't find the link. Sorry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't like his pro-choice stand but all three candidates are anti-life. He is the least evil among the remaining three.
What a shame, Americans do not see the best choice. They should have voted for Ron Paul.

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