Playing With Words - Republic, DemocracySubmitted by The Rascible Ch... on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 23:37
So I'm reading my Dictionary of Problem Words and Expressions (yes, I read dictionaries for fun - hooda thunkit?) and I come to the entry for republic, democracy. Accurate historical definitions of both words are given, along with examples of usage. Then comes the fun part:
'Depending upon their party, candidates have been known to say "Vote the Democratic ticket because this country is a democracy" and "Vote the Republican ticket because this country is a republic."
"Recommendation: don't vote for either candidate; both are playing with words."
So now I can honestly say that it isn't just my opinion that politics is a racket. I read it in a dictionary.