QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Alberta) on
a meeting between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign:
“Everyone is in high dungeon about the meeting.”
Rich Rzadski, a Chicago reader, notes that it isn’t “dungeon,” which is what Ted Cruz rates being thrown into, but “dudgeon,” which is a state of anger.
And is it time for QT’s annual reminder that that it isn’t “heart-wrenching” and “gut-rending.” but “heart-rending” and “gut-wrenching”?
Almost.
But not quite.

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