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2014-04-06 02:44:53 PM  
I mentioned Jonah Goldberg's column at National Review.  I think it was also published concomitantly and coherently at the New York Post.

1. substituting "the same day" for "concomitantly" would have been better usage in my opinion, and
2. Jonah Goldberg? "Coherent"? Really??!?

Sounds like Rush was trying too hard to impress someone with his smrts, and he communicated less well as a result.
 
2014-04-06 03:10:24 PM  
That's so sweet that Rush thinks he needs to up his vocabulary to reference the National Review and the Post. It shows how much he cares that someone takes his schtick seriously and keeps inviting him to stuff outside his sweatbox of a studio.
 
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2014-04-06 03:26:19 PM  
Limbaugh is nothing but a highly paid Republican whore.  Nothing more, nothing less.
 
2014-04-06 03:38:44 PM  
Do he bought a thesaurus for $10. Big whoop.
 
2014-04-06 03:41:13 PM  

phaseolus: Sounds like Rush was trying too hard to impress someone with his smrts, and he communicated less well as a result.


That's usually what happens ...
 
2014-04-06 04:56:21 PM  
The actual quote:

I mentioned Jonah Goldberg's column atNational Review.  I think it was also published concomitantly and coherently at the New York Post.

He should have just dropped the words "concomitantly and coherently" in that sentence.  They add nothing to its meaning, and they're obviously just an attempt to show he knows big words.

And I'm not sure why he used the word "coherently" here.  Does he mean the editorial made no sense in the National Review, but it did in the Post?  Or that the Post managed to put all the words in the correct order when they printed it?
 
2014-04-06 05:03:12 PM  
He was trying to say "catamite" and his salivary glands went wild
 
2014-04-06 05:05:30 PM  

jake_lex: The actual quote:

I mentioned Jonah Goldberg's column atNational Review.  I think it was also published concomitantly and coherently at the New York Post.

He should have just dropped the words "concomitantly and coherently" in that sentence.  They add nothing to its meaning, and they're obviously just an attempt to show he knows big words.

And I'm not sure why he used the word "coherently" here.  Does he mean the editorial made no sense in the National Review, but it did in the Post?  Or that the Post managed to put all the words in the correct order when they printed it?


Yeah, that part didn't make sense to me either. Though it wouldn't surprise me to discover Rush doesn't know what the word "coherent" means.
 
2014-04-06 05:06:43 PM  
"Lookups! "Concomitant" spiking now because Rush Limbaugh used it and had to defend its wordness on-air."

Now let's see someone defend the wordness of the word "wordness".
 
2014-04-06 05:10:57 PM  
When you are on the same side as Jonah Goldberg, you pretty much fail at life.
 
2014-04-06 05:13:10 PM  

jake_lex: And I'm not sure why he used the word "coherently" here.



And as he babbles on, a few sentences later he changes "coherently" to "cohesively". My guess is he was trying to state that the article posted at both places had identical content, but he flailed around a little trying to find the right word.

Such a fancy boy, that one.
 
2014-04-06 05:16:29 PM  

fusillade762: "Lookups! "Concomitant" spiking now because Rush Limbaugh used it and had to defend its wordness on-air."

Now let's see someone defend the wordness of the word "wordness".


I assume they meant "cromulence".
 
2014-04-06 05:18:28 PM  
I honestly didn't know what that word meant. I had to look it up. That said, using big words is as much of a stylistic crutch and failing as relying on small words is as much an intellectual failing.
 
2014-04-06 05:19:17 PM  
Rush Limbaugh is obviously very smart, and we should all listen to what he says.
 
2014-04-06 05:20:06 PM  
Rush Limbaugh

Farts Shoots Doesn't leave
 
2014-04-06 05:24:10 PM  
I think it's funny that his haters looked up the word trying to catch Rush making something up.
 
2014-04-06 05:25:35 PM  

tbeatty: I think it's funny that his haters looked up the word trying to catch Rush making something up.


I think it's funny you just signed on to the wrong side of history again.
 
2014-04-06 05:26:24 PM  

Bloody William: I honestly didn't know what that word meant. I had to look it up. That said, using big words is as much of a stylistic crutch and failing as relying on small words is as much an intellectual failing.


I didn't know it, either. I'd consider using it, if there were a way to do so without seeming pretentious. Otherwise, best leave it to spelling be championships, and use "concurrently" or something.

/Did Rush get a Word-a-Day calendar for Christmas?
 
2014-04-06 05:29:08 PM  
"fem-nazis" , "enviro-nazis" "fascist- nazis" "socialist-nazis" all these work better for his audience.
 
2014-04-06 05:32:06 PM  

Canton: Bloody William: I honestly didn't know what that word meant. I had to look it up. That said, using big words is as much of a stylistic crutch and failing as relying on small words is as much an intellectual failing.

I didn't know it, either. I'd consider using it, if there were a way to do so without seeming pretentious. Otherwise, best leave it to spelling be championships, and use "concurrently" or something.

/Did Rush get a Word-a-Day calendar for Christmas?


You're quite right. He would have been better off sticking with a word that actually meant what he was trying to say.
 
2014-04-06 05:36:40 PM  

jake_lex: Does he mean the editorial made no sense in the National Review, but it did in the Post? Or that the Post managed to put all the words in the correct order when they printed it?


I wouldn't assume either one.
 
2014-04-06 05:40:03 PM  

fusillade762: it wouldn't surprise me to discover Rush doesn't know what the word "coherent" means.


Rush Limbaugh: the man who put the "rant" in "ignorant."

/You can use that if you want.
 
2014-04-06 05:40:52 PM  
Knowing what the word meant in some fashion, having seen maybe twice in my life, still a damn confusing sentence.
 
2014-04-06 05:41:09 PM  
I'm a little confused by his linking on concomitant with coherent.  I don't usually see something referred to as being published coherently.  And I didn't know Rush'd listeners knew how to use the internets.
 
2014-04-06 05:42:08 PM  

DoctorCal: Canton: Bloody William: I honestly didn't know what that word meant. I had to look it up. That said, using big words is as much of a stylistic crutch and failing as relying on small words is as much an intellectual failing.

I didn't know it, either. I'd consider using it, if there were a way to do so without seeming pretentious. Otherwise, best leave it to spelling be championships, and use "concurrently" or something.

/Did Rush get a Word-a-Day calendar for Christmas?

You're quite right. He would have been better off sticking with a word that actually meant what he was trying to say.


I'm assuming what he was trying to say ultimately amounted to

img.fark.net

Never try to sound learned in that context. It won't work.
 
2014-04-06 05:42:53 PM  
Huh. I didn't know AOL still does a Word Of The Day.
 
2014-04-06 05:43:01 PM  

tbeatty: I think it's funny that his haters looked up the word trying to catch Rush making something up.


1) His own producer didn't think it was a word.
2) You have zero data about who looked it up and why.

Typical ditto-head mentality.
 
2014-04-06 05:46:46 PM  

a particular individual: tbeatty: I think it's funny that his haters looked up the word trying to catch Rush making something up.

1) His own producer didn't think it was a word.
2) You have zero data about who looked it up and why.

Typical ditto-head mentality.


He doesn't believe in global warming, either.
 
2014-04-06 06:00:25 PM  
Rush then launches into a criticism of a piece from Gakwer's Adam Weinstein, mentioned in the excerpt above. Limbaugh's site has a cool graphic to accompany the segment that looks like the Gawker logo, but instead of the letters G-A-W-K-E-R, it spells F-A-S-C-I-S-M. Word jokes are fun!

Idiot even spells it out for himself as if he were speaking to a child and still can't get it right.
 
2014-04-06 06:02:03 PM  
If he wanted to use a big word that most people actually know, why didn't he simply use concurrently? He must have got a new roll of word -of -the-day toilet paper.
 
2014-04-06 06:02:44 PM  
To be fair, any word over three syllables is considered a "big word" to his core audience.
 
2014-04-06 06:04:48 PM  
No doubt this word use will redound on him in one way or another.
 
2014-04-06 06:06:40 PM  

b0rg9: No doubt this word use will redound on him in one way or another.


I think he'll be able to refudiate any redoundancy.
 
2014-04-06 06:09:09 PM  
At least this time is was a vowel movement over the air, instead of the usual bowel movements he spews.
 
2014-04-06 06:12:55 PM  

clancifer: When you are on the same side as Jonah Goldberg, you pretty much fail at life.


This. Nothing else need be said.
 
2014-04-06 06:28:23 PM  

phaseolus: I mentioned Jonah Goldberg's column at National Review.  I think it was also published concomitantly and coherently at the New York Post.

1. substituting "the same day" for "concomitantly" would have been better usage in my opinion, and
2. Jonah Goldberg? "Coherent"? Really??!?

Sounds like Rush was trying too hard to impress someone with his smrts, and he communicated less well as a result.


Worser.
 
2014-04-06 06:30:13 PM  
He MISPRONOUNCED it? There's only one way to say "concomitant" as far as I've ever known.
 
2014-04-06 06:38:34 PM  
fascinating
 
2014-04-06 06:49:25 PM  

whidbey: tbeatty: I think it's funny that his haters looked up the word trying to catch Rush making something up.

I think it's funny you just signed on to the wrong side of history again.


Which side are you on?  Mouth-breathers that believe everything he says and can't use a dictionary or high-brow intellectuals taking his advice to verify proper English usage?

/You do realize that the critic that wrote the article started by looking up the word, don't you?
 
2014-04-06 06:53:31 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: He was trying to say "catamite" and his salivary glands went wild


Gonna need some "catamite lotion."
 
2014-04-06 06:57:04 PM  
OXY-concomitant?
 
2014-04-06 06:58:21 PM  

olderbudnoweiser: OXY-concomitant?


OXY-moran
 
2014-04-06 07:06:42 PM  
He's joined forces with Dennis Miller.
 
2014-04-06 07:17:54 PM  
In their defense, to them "cat" is a big word.
 
2014-04-06 07:23:15 PM  
If he's trying to draw in triple-digit IQ listeners, he a little too late.
 
2014-04-06 07:24:43 PM  

jake_lex: The actual quote:

I mentioned Jonah Goldberg's column atNational Review.  I think it was also published concomitantly and coherently at the New York Post.

He should have just dropped the words "concomitantly and coherently" in that sentence.  They add nothing to its meaning, and they're obviously just an attempt to show he knows big words.

And I'm not sure why he used the word "coherently" here.  Does he mean the editorial made no sense in the National Review, but it did in the Post?  Or that the Post managed to put all the words in the correct order when they printed it?


Maybe he rewrote the pice to make it more coherent for the NY Post?  Maybe their readers are smarter so the post was more coherent?

Regardless- he's still a dick though I'll give him a nod for expanding the listeners vocabulary if that were the intent.

Didn't ol' Bill use to toss a new word in at the end of his segment back in the day?
 
2014-04-06 07:28:30 PM  

Canton: Bloody William: I honestly didn't know what that word meant. I had to look it up. That said, using big words is as much of a stylistic crutch and failing as relying on small words is as much an intellectual failing.

I didn't know it, either. I'd consider using it, if there were a way to do so without seeming pretentious. Otherwise, best leave it to spelling be championships, and use "concurrently" or something.

/Did Rush get a Word-a-Day calendar for Christmas?


I'm guessing that's what he meant to say when he used "coherently."  "Concomitantly and concurrently" may be redundant, but at least it makes more logical sense.
 
2014-04-06 08:04:43 PM  
Saying he confused his listeners is like saying a fark stunk up a cesspool.
 
2014-04-06 08:05:24 PM  
Fark, fart, who's counting?
 
2014-04-06 08:07:24 PM  
Rarely is the question asked: Is our entertainers learning?
 
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