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If you thought that you were the only one who couldn’t understand Donald Trump, we have some news for you: you are not alone.
Yes, Trump may have bigger problems then terrible hair, a penchant for fake tan and a background that includes reality television.
Sociolinguist Jennifer Sclafani recently published a piece in Scientific American, explaining his odd speech patterns. Sclafani looked at “discourse markers” (small words like “so” and “well”) which are used unconsciously by most of us to create a sense of flow within our conversations. However, Trump uses these discourse markers to answer questions… While not really answering questions at all.
Sclafani explains: “For example, in the first debate, he wa…