Jacob Weisberg, editor of Slate, earned a spot in the history of the English language when he popularized the term “Bushisms”—coined for George W. Bush’s frequent struggles with nouns, verbs and tense. He also made a small cottage industry of it, including various Bushism books and calendars. On the eve of Dubya’s departure, Weisberg compiles the Top 25 bloopers—”I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family” comes in at No. 2—and concedes that all the broken syntax nearly made Bush endearing.
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