While President Trump has long been known to face down his enemies using large formations of small punchy words, his threat today to use more polysyllabic words takes the current dispute with North Korea to a whole new level of confrontation.
“I have words. Such great words. Poly-syl-really long words. And I will not hesitate to use them.”
Having already described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as ‘very bad so bad so very very bad’, Trump says he is prepared to go well beyond saying ‘fire and fury’ and ‘locked and loaded’ should they not back down immediately.
“If North Korea issues one more threat against us, they are going to find complex descriptive words like the world has never seen coming out of my mouth.”
Some warn Trump is playing a dangerous game, since foreigners often have as good or even better words than native speakers like Trump.
“He should seriously consider bring our British allies are on board just like George Bush did before this escalates any further. They have some great words.”