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#1 Nonny


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Posted 27 September 2009 - 07:22 PM

US columnist William Safire dies


William Safire, the Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist for the New York Times, has died of cancer at the age of 79.

Safire also worked as speechwriter and aide to President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal that ultimately drove him from office in 1974.

For the last 30 years of his life, he was best known for his famous New York Times magazine column "On Language"....
Though I do not agree much with prescriptivists, I did appreciate his wit and admire his love of language.  

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