QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Redback Spider
News Item: “Experts warn Japan’s medical system is not ready for an invasion of potentially deadly redback spiders, with limited supplies of the anti-venom available to authorities. . . .”
Ellen Hinsch, a Columbia, S.C., reader, writes:
“It’s antivenin, not anti-venom. I understand the confusion, but it’s no more difficult than learning the difference between ‘mail’ and ‘nail.’ ”
And can it be time for QT’s annual reminder that a “general consensus of opinion” is a general general opinion of opinion?

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