Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Denunciation

In 1900, Congressman Edmund Driggs was part of the committee that investigated a hazing scandal at West Point in which a cadet died. He called the incident
atrocious, base, detestable, disgraceful, dishonourable, disreputable, heinous, ignominious, ill-famed, nefarious, odious, outrageous, perfidious, scandalous, shameful, shameless, villainous, and wicked.

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

One shudders to imagine how he would have described our most recent election. I fear the English language itself would buckle under the strain of his outrage and incredulity.