QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline: “Expert: Tax deadline’s a good time for deep dive into finances.”
R.B., a Chicago reader, writes:
“When did taking a good look at something become taking a ‘deep dive’ into something, and when can we have good looks back?”
J.C., a Duluth, Ga., reader, meanwhile wants to remind you that while the plural of “chaise longue” is “chaises longues,” the plural of  “hors d’oeuvre ” is “hors d’oeuvre.”
And can this mean it’s time for QT’s biennial reminder that the correct plural of “attorney general” is “attorneys general”?
Evidently.

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