JIMMY FALLON: A new study of the candidates' Facebook fans found that Donald Trump's fans have the worst grammar, which isn't surprising since Trump's whole campaign has been one big run-on sentence. 'We need to build a wall fix the economy get back at China Rosie O'Donnell I'm very rich.'
This is no joke. There actually was a study claiming that Republicans' supporters use bad grammar.
I saw this on MarketWatch, a Leftist outlet:
Supporters of Donald Trump and other Republicans get worst grammar grades
Donald Trump may be leading his rival Republican presidential aspirants in the polls, but, when it comes to his supporters’ facility with grammar, he’s running dead last.The Republicans are stupid. All these wealthy, privileged, well-educated Republicans make more grammatical errors than the Democrat supporters, the downtrodden only capable of getting by thanks to government assistance championed by Democrats? Go figure.
And, according to the Presidential Debate Grammar Power Rankings survey — conducted by the Grammarly blog — Republican supporters, overall, trail Democratic candidates’ backers in grammar skills.
The survey methodology involved scanning the Facebook pages of the 2016 presidential candidates in search of grammatical and related writing errors, such as subject-verb disagreement.
...The Democrats’ supporters came out on top, with 4.2 mistakes per 100 words, versus 8.7 mistakes per 100 words among the Republican candidates’ backers.
As for Trump, his supporters ranked last among supporters of all candidates from both parties when it came to grammar, with an average of 12.6 errors per 100 words. Rick Santorum’s followers logged 11.5 errors per 100 words to claim the penultimate rank.
The top five spots, as far as fewest linguistic miscues logged, were dominated by Democrats, led by 3.1 errors per 100 words for supporters of Republican-cum-Democrat Lincoln Chafee. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton’s supporters were tied for fifth, with 6.3 errors per 100 words, with those of GOP candidate Carly Fiorina.
The assumption that Grammarly's study reveals that Republican supporters are dunces while Democrat supporters are intellectually superior is ridiculous. Naturally, Trump's supporters are ridiculed by the self-appointed grammar police.
Postings on candidates' Facebook pages do not provide reliable information about supporters.
I bet MarketWatch never highlighted Obama's many errors.
I don't know what Obama's Facebook postings would be like in terms of grammar, but I know he has serious problems speaking.
One of my favorite Obama errors is his creation of new words, like "epantsipation."
OBAMA: Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of e-pants-ipation.
Remember the "Corpseman" gaffe?
I wonder how many Trump supporters think there are 57 states.