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Jeff Jacoby

The ignorant American voter

By Jeff Jacoby
October 24, 2004

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NOT LONG after Dr. Johnson's landmark "Dictionary of the English Language" appeared in 1755, a woman demanded to know why he had defined "pastern" as the knee of a horse. "Ignorance, madam," Johnson replied, "pure ignorance." (Full article: 852 words)

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