Quote of the week

“Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat’?”

Donald Trump, 12th November 2017

 

 

The Unated Nations!

For a brief moment, the world thought that Donald Trump had renamed the United Nations when he called them the Unated Nations during his speech to the General Assembly. This slip of the tongue occurred due to ‘anticipation’ which is when a segment downstream takes the place of a segment upstream. In this case the /i/ vowel in ‘United’ was replaced /a/ vowel of ‘Nations’ to produce ‘Unated’. See line 05 below:

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