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The late-night shows on Comedy Central both took a linguistic turn last night. First, on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart managed to give himself a "grammar wedgie" trying to explain how President Obama's now-infamous line "You didn't build that" has been willfully misconstrued by his critics. Then, on "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert crafted an Old English riff off of the recent comment by one of Mitt Romney's advisors that Romney is somehow more appreciative than Obama of the "Anglo-Saxon heritage" shared by the US and the UK.
Here is Jon Stewart's foray into the realm of anaphors and antecedents:
And here is Colbert's foray into Anglo-Saxon rhetoric (perhaps he was helped by his English-major wife?)
(The Old English snippet at the end is, of course, the first line of Beowulf: "Hwæt, we Gar-Dena in geardagum, þeodcyninga þrym gefrunon.")