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    champion of the common man

    Dear teachers,

    In an article about Joseph Pulitzer I have read the following sentence that left unintelligible for me. Unfortunately it is yet as unsolvable and mysterious as the cloudy Albion does. I couldn't grasp the acceptable meaning for many words, especially these that are in bold.

    It was at the Post-Dispatch that Pulitzer developed his role as a champion of the common man with exposès and a hard-hitting populist approach.

    I wonder if you take the trouble to interpret this terms in understandable English language.

    I look forward to your reply.

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 17-Oct-2007 at 15:22.


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    Re: champion of the common man

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    In an article about Joseph Pulitzer I have read the following sentence that left unintelligible for me. Unfortunately it is yet as unsolvable and mysterious as the cloudy Albion does. I couldn't grasp the acceptable meaning for many words, especially these that are in bold.

    It was at the Post-Dispatch that Pulitzer developed his role as a champion of the common man with exposès and a hard-hitting populist approach.

    I wonder if you take the trouble to interpret this terms in understandable English language.

    I look forward to your reply.

    V.
    champion of the common man means he fought battles for the ordinary person

    exposès is a French word adopted into English which means to reveal something that is wrong or corrupt.

    hard-hitting populist - a populist is a politician who appeals to the common people. So a hard-hitting one is a politician who asks the hard questions, who takes strong action.

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    Re: champion of the common man

    Dear Naamplao,

    I am surprised at your enormous lexical store and fund of knowledge. As a matter of fact, you are a words-juggler in the true sense of the word. Every word was interpreted perfect a well as every problematical combination of words was explained.

    By virtue of your ingenious reply, I am in position now to catch the correct meaning of this pompous sentence.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    V.

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