QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Drunk Horse
News Item: “. . .  The horse must be examined yearly by a veterinarian, and may not be ridden in extreme heat or cold or while drunk. . . .”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, wonders who is getting these horses drunk.
News Item: “. . . that redshirt sophomore reserve guard Austin Sanders tore his bicep and would miss the remainder of the year. . . .”
S.B., a Milwaukee, Wis., reader, reminds us that we can tear the biceps in one arm–or both bicepses in both arms.
But neither arm has a bicep.
And is it past time for QT’s semiannual reminder that possession isn’t “nine-tenths of the law” but “nine points of the law”?
Evidently.

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