Erudite, articulate linguist Anatoly Liberman on the use of adjectives

Anatoly Liberman
Anatoly Liberman
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Earlier this year Pope Francis told his communications office not to muddy its messages with excessive adjectives.

The pope emphasized the strength of nouns and told them he was “allergic” to adjectives.

But is there still space for some flourishes here and there?

Linguist Anatoly Liberman joined MPR host Kerri Miller to discuss overused adjectives.

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