Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Douglas Murray on AfD and the misuse of the word Nazi

From Douglas Murray's piece in the Spectator about AfD. 

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I agree with it, and think it well worth you reading, though what most strikes me is the bad grammar on the part of a truly brilliant man who went to Eton and Oxford. 

'Anyone who has heard people called Nazis WHOM they knew not to be Nazis.'

In his wonderful new book 'The Strange Death of Europe' he makes a couple of similar mistakes. I am almost as shocked as I was by two basic grammatical errors on the part of Matthew D'Ancona, who was or is a fellow of All Souls.

I am not a Nazi any more than AfD or Ukip, but I very certainly am a grammar Nazi. (See how much of one here.)

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