RE: Passive voice [was RE: "Is energized"]

Subject: RE: Passive voice [was RE: "Is energized"]
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Janoff, Steve" <Steve -dot- Janoff2 -at- Teradata -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 14:59:54 -0500

Janoff, Steve asks
> And speaking of the power of the passive voice, where would we be
> without phrases like this one, seen today in a story about
> the DC "gate
> crashers," and so reminiscent of the old Watergate days:
> "Mistakes were made"

Pish-Tosh! How old-school.

These days, we have the new-style mistakes that make themselves.
Where you been, laddie?

- Kevin

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