Have it your way

Burger King

News Headline: “Artist who nailed scrotum to Red Square gets menu tribute at
Burger King .”
The limited-edition offering at the St. Petersburg Burger King will be an egg nailed to a burger with a plastic stick.
QT is still trying to find the Russian for: “You want fries with that?”

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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Grammar Seminar
News Headline: “Chicago has recorded more murders so far this year than NYC and LA combined, data shows.”
Doug Dahlgren, a Chicago reader, writes:
“Shouldn’t it be ‘data show’?”
Data are, data are, data are.
Media are, media are, media are.
Criteria are, criteria are, criteria are.
Which isn’t to mention phenomena are, phenomena are, phenomena are.
And is it time for QT’s annual reminder that something is never “different than” something else, but always “different from” it?

WRITE TO QT:  qt@zaysmith.com

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A new leaf

News Headline: “Ten million more Americans smoke marijuana now than
12 years ago: study.”

Give or take.
It’s getting harder and harder for the United States to keep track with all these
numbers floating around.

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