Inflection matters

The other day, on the NPR news, I heard a statement which was obviously supposed to be read:

This weekend, Barack Obama said “too often, it’s business as usual.”

But thanks to the miracle of a cold read and an incorrect inflection choice, the newscaster said

This weekend, Barack Obama said too often “it’s business as usual.”

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Published in: on February 19, 2008 at 8:47 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Or was it a mistake?


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