Saturday, July 1, 2017

Choke verb

   It seems to me that we are now in an era where “words” are now taking on new and even more significant meanings, plus, the language of “words and meanings” dominates in the “era of sound bytes.”

   I tested the above conclusion using the full power of **Yahoo’s “search engine” Internet subject choices, and I couldn’t find a precedent for using the *“choke” verb to describe an action, except when it’s done in a “sports” context.
   According to my further research, reporters who write about the political scene use sports metaphors to describe the actions of a politician.
   In a **September 28, 2012 article published on the author Nick Bryant’s headline “The shared language of sports and politics” was further defined when he added the codifying headline “Sporting metaphors always overrun the language of politics in the English-speaking world at election time - and perhaps most of all in the US.” 
   Nevertheless, I must conclude that since a “metaphor” isn’t a “verb,” use of the “choke” verb is now more than an anomaly used at election time.

   The “choke” verb is now used by reporters who are repeating the continual use of the “choke” verb first used by POTUS 45 during his election campaign to describe the previous GOP’s Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s inglorious defeat.
   The verb word “choke” as used by POTUS 45 fits “sound bytes” in social media.

   I wanted to determine if prior Presidents were known for “sport verbs”—the Google Internet search engine added further research.
   An article written on January 24, 2016 by a ***Wordpress blogger who addressed President Obama’s speech use of nature “metaphors.”
   The same blogger further described then candidate Donald J. Trump “speaks like someone trash talking other players in a streetball game. He is very critical of other players, uses a lot of hyperbole and compares political situations to various sports…”
   Another Google Internet search engine choice, below the 1st place Wordpress blogger, used 7/15/2007 ****AP story published on about the Bush white house, article headline “Bush runs White House with sports metaphors,” to cite cabinet members and others in Bush White House favoring of the “sports metaphor.”

   My conclusion citing all of the above is this: POTUS 45 is singularly adept at popularizing a new era of “sports verb” verbiage not only with the “common folk” but also among those with higher degrees of “education and literacy.”
   Expect additional POTUS 45 “sports themed verbs” accepted to "common use" by a nation engaged with a more entertainment focused political scene “speak” in a social media world that takes on the political news scene to connect with each other.

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