J.T., a Chicago reader, regarding a news item that American Airlines had offered vacation to too many pilots and was now offering them “150 percent of their hourly wage to cover the impacted flights,” writes:
“Does ‘impacted’ imply a collision is involved?”
Yes. Any moment now.
And it gives QT an opportunity to mention that “impact” should never, ever be used as a verb.
Well. Except when you are happily impacted by QT’s e-book novel 60606, which has been called suspenseful and funny and can be purchased at AT THIS HANDY LOCATION–choose your own price for the perfect Christmas gift.
Except for that.
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