QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item: “. . . but this seems pretty beyond the pail. . . . “
Jack and Jill ended up beyond the pail.
The rest of us? Beyond the pale.
And is it time for QT’s triennial reminder that those who pronounce “naïveté” with four syllables instead of three are not being erudite, which is pronounced, also, with three syllables, not four?
Evidently.

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