VideoFix: Who’s a snollygoster?

February 17, 2019 10:30 am

We present you today this TEDx video of Mark Forsyth, author of The Etymologicon, Sunday Times Number One bestseller. “Words are the centre of politics. […] Politicians try to pick words and use words to shape reality and control reality but, in fact, reality changes words far more than words can ever change reality”. The speaker takes us back to the moment when America achieved its independence and the country was uncertain as to what to name the Republican leader. Check out the video to find out why ‘President’ is a humble title…

 

 

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