Nictitate and you miss it

your say September 08, 2018 01:00

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Re: “There are alternative views of Trump, of course” and “They let anybody in?” Have Your Say, August 27.

Was Dr Frank “nictitating” too much and missed the news? Or did he emit his latest Trumpophobic flatulence before the Iraq warmonger John McCain died? According to my Dr Franko-English dictionary, “nictitate” means blink. Why use only one syllable when you can use three, after all?

Dr Frank’s penultimate sentence – “not one word of sympathy comes from the White House” – has been trumped bby The Donald’s immediate tweet, “My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you.”

On a related subject, Somsak “Don’t you have to be white?” Pola seems taken aback at being inducted into the “Nictitating Trumpian Glove-Puppets” Hall of Fame. The notion that anyone with views to the right of Stalin is necessarily a white-skinned, goose-stepping, racist, fascist, homophobic Nazi with a predilection for pointy white hats is of course patently absurd. 

Nigel Pike

Phang Nga