The Parsing of words has perpetually existed as a tool of distraction, whether in your childhood, personal or intimate relationships, business and politics and is of zero value in communications. The media is now in the business of parsing word usage, yet excusing material falsehoods completely, and that my friends is the very dangerous and slippery slope on which we tread. The fifty percent rule applies here, once hearing the media postulate regarding a person’s word choices, roughly fifty percent will then parrot the media’s conclusions whether true, (rarely) or false, (more often than not) and therein lies the danger of a purposely ignorant people.

~ Nick Pensabene