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How to Talk Like Trump

A short guide to speaking the president’s dialect
Source: Alex Wong / Getty; Zak Bickel; The Atlantic

Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, people noted a few of his linguistic quirks, such as the extended, supervowel pronunciation of and the references to himself in the third person. But beyond those, the version of English he speaks amounts to its own patois, with a special vocabulary and syntax and psychological substrate. A year ago Alec Baldwin and I decided to write a parody memoir, , entirely in that

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