A Way With Words By Roderick on February 29, 2012 4 I see from the AP that Tommy Tuberville intends to defend the allegations against him. I must say, thats remarkably broad-minded of him. Lapsus Linguae
Tommy Tuberville may not be a wordsmith, but I’m inclined to attribute the poor choice of words in this indirect quotation to the inexperience or sloppiness of the AP writer. For example, the investors in the last paragraph are incorrectly labeled as “defendants.”
Oh yeah, I was assuming it was the reporter.
Girl Scouts: We’re collecting for cancer.
Me: There’s too damn much cancer already.
I often hear people say things like “I’m an advocate for AIDS” or “I’m an advocate for homelessness.” A bold position, says I.