Signings of the times

Mike Pence
News Item: “Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed the anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bill in a private ceremony. . . closed to the press and the public. . . .”
A good thing to say about the Tea Party:
Some of its members know enough to be embarrassed.

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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Whence It Came
News Headline: “U.S. unemployment claims surge marginally last week.”
Testy Copy Editors says we can add surges to the list of things that aren’t what they
used to be.
News Item: “. . . To the contrary, they must trod carefully. . . .”
News Item: “. . . So the Republican leadership must trod carefully. . . .”
And K.R., a Baltimore reader, says we should be careful to say:
Tread, trod, trodden.
And is it past time for QT’s annual reminder that to say “from whence” is to say “from from where”?
Evidently.

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