April 23, 2009

More on Red State, Blue State

I've put up a couple of more posts at the Talking Points Memo Cafe Book Club (six proper nouns in a row!) on statistical whiz Andrew Gelman's book Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State. You can see the discussion here.

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michael farris said...

"I've put up a couple of more posts at the Talking Points Memo Cafe Book Club (six proper nouns in a row!)"

Actually that's one proper noun made up of six common nouns in a row (awkward no matter what you call).

"Andrew Gelman"

This is a proper noun.

"Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State"

Another proper noun.

Anonymous said...

No, Michael, I'd say it's two proper nouns in a row:

((Talking Points Memo) (Cafe Book Club))

or maybe

(((Talking Points Memo) Cafe) (Book Club)))

which is a proper noun encapsulating another proper noun, plus a common noun (noun phrase, I guess).

I'm sure it would make more sense in Esperanto.

Captain Jack Aubrey said...

Bush and Rove wanted to make Hispanics into conservative homeowners via lax credit allowing them to buy houses that they couldn't afford under time-tested credit standards."Time-tested" credit standards? That would be uh, err, "conservative," no?

Bush and Rove were not and are not conservatives in any meaningful sense of the word. They may be aligned with wealthy donors who give lots of money to the Republican Party, but that does not make them or their donors conservative.

People who refer to them as part of the far-right haven't a clue what they're speaking of.

michael farris said...

Well from the strictest possible point of view only "Andrew Gelman" is a proper noun, but you're right that Talking Points Memo can be considered to be one, I would still disagree about "cafe book club" which looks to general.

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