A single “e” can make a big difference. In the case of “aid,” an “e” personifies, turning “assistance” into “assistant.” Consider: The point of the story that accompanied this headlineContinue reading
Considering that Notre Dame, like so many universities, treats its coaches like royalty, I can see how “reigns” comes to mind.
The word we were after, though, was “reins,” as in “handed him the reins,” a phrase that means to hand over control.
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I’d like to think that “Russell” referred to Sen. Russ Feingold or to the Russell Senate Office Building.
Then I could just say that this was a bad pun, like the one that has “Crowe Struggling to Russell Up a House in Wales.” (See below.)
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Presumably, Hy-Vee’s copy editor is home with the flu. Well hope for better punctuation in next weeks ad One bright spot: At least this incorrect “it’s” wasn’t chiseled in stone.Continue reading
I suppose it’s possible that the “purposes” we describe here were “intensive” (a strength or intensity imposed from outside, according to American Heritage).
That’s not likely, though.
What we were after was “for all intents and purposes,” meaning “for all practical purposes.”
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