Do teabaggers even know who Noam Chomsky is?
Thanks for showing the Y/A community that you know nothing about him and probably typed in keywords "Noam Chomsky communist" and could not find much; he has identified himself as a left libertarian countless times. I guess this proves my point.
Isn't that the problem?
point proven again, he has consistently critiqued liberals as well as cons; by the way, remember sentence trees in high school, he got his fame from linguistic breakthroughs by redefining grammar as the study of syntax, semantics, phonology, pragmatics, lexicon, etc.
you make some good points, but any follower of Chomsky has heard your "ivory" tower argument. I hate to burst your bubble, but in order to study under Chomsky one must be an intellectual. I admit that many of his followers treat anything he says as "gospel" but many do not. For instance in the language Universals argument, I tend to agree with Edwards in that Chomsky is overstating these rules. However, I agree with the "ivory tower" that one language out of 6-7000 is not definitive evidence to bring down an entire theory (especially when Edwards admittedly cannot speak the Piraha language fluently).
I have seen your posts and you are a teabagger; maybe you could look at some of Chomsky's theories on language change and see that this word refers to people like you more commonly than your perverted definition. It is not in the dictionary yet and I am betting that it gets associated more so with you guys when it reaches the OED (especially when it is the preferred term for college professors)