QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

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News Headline: “ ‘This is a lame-duck president’: Ted Cruz vows to stop Obama.”
Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, writes:
“Do I have it right that President Obama is not actually a ‘lame duck’ until after election day?”
Exactly so.
Ted Cruz should know better.
Or is this just another quack in his facade?
And is it time for QT’s triennial reminder that “frequent,” when used as a verb, should have its accent on the second syllable?
Evidently.

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