Re: THE MOST UNKINDEST CUT

Subject: Re: THE MOST UNKINDEST CUT
From: Paul Tarr <pwt -at- MINNIE -dot- BELL -dot- INMET -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 10 May 1995 18:17:47 -0700

On Wed, 10 May 1995, Michael LaTorra wrote:

> In the latest issue of TIME, an article about Congressional budget cuts
> is titled:

> THE MOST UNKINDEST CUT

> I've been seeing more and more typos and grammatical errors in magazine
> and book text these days, but I've never before seen such a blatant error in
> a title.


: stuff deleted



The above is certainly blatant and obvious. I get a chuckle out of
less obvious examples. One of my favorites is "factoid". What exactly is a
factoid? The dictionary defines the suffix oid to signify as or like
something but not the same as that something. I infer that a factoid must
be as or like a fact but not a fact! The only thing that I can think of
that is as or like a fact but not a fact is a plausible lie.

Paul Tarr
(pwt -at- minnie -dot- bell -dot- inmet -dot- com)


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