QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item: “. . .  It’s not about towing the line–it’s about doing what’s right. . . .”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, notes that what’s right is to toe the line, not tow the line.
And can it be time for QT’s quintennial reminder that “momentarily” doesn’t refer to an event that will happen in a moment, but to an event that will last for a moment?

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QT Early Warning System


News Headline:Police seek arsonist who set himself on fire.”
News Headline: “Derailed train in Iowa hits bar called ‘DeRailed.’ “
News Headline: “Former Ethical Society of Police president indicted on fraud charges.”
The nation’s current irony outbreak, which had been moving northwest from Kentucky to Iowa, has now veered south to Missouri.
Gulf Coast residents should be on alert.

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