QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item
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“. . . what’s coming down the pike. . . .”
News Item: “. . . what’s coming down the pipe. . . .”    
Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, writes:
“This is bothering me. Can you tell if Donald Trump’s problems are ‘coming down the pike’ or ‘coming down the pipe’?’
Both.
“Coming down the pike” has been coming down the pike for a couple of hundred years.
But “pipe” has been coming down the pipe more often lately.
And speaking of roads, not to mention intersections, is it time for QT’s annual reminder that it isn’t “catty-corner” or “kitty-corner,” but “cater-corner”?
Evidently.

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