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News Headline:State Department spokeswoman uses D-Day as an example of long relationship with Germany.”
Almost better when they’re lying than trying to get it right.
Less embarrassing for all concerned.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item: “. . . involves flying up to 50,000 km, circumventing the world. . . .”
News Item: “. . . the first person to circumvent the Earth. . . .”
And aren’t there days when you wish you could have?

The last best hope of mankind in the news

News Headline: “Trump unable to remember words to ‘God Bless America’ at fake fan rally.”
Let’s try to be positive.
Let’s try this:
Russia has thrown some of its worst at us.
And we’re still here.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item: “. . . with the reimagined 2019 Jeep Cherokee. . . .”
J.K., a Chicago reader, wants to know when “redesigned” became “reimagined,” and when can we have redesigning back?
And is it almost time for QT’s biennial reminder that a horse doesn’t chomp at the bit, but champs at the bit, and that we don’t wait with baited breath, but bated breath?


From the QT news ticker

News Headline: “Gay marriage will destroy America as we know it.”
News Headline: “Cultural Christianity may destroy America as we know it.”
So the race is on.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline: “Philadelphia mayor says Donald Trump is a ‘fragile egomaniac’ after president disinvites Eagles.”
Next up:
Trump announces a wall around Philadelphia.
And Pittsburgh will pay for it.

QT Summer Travel Advisory

News Headline:
“America’s top 10 beaches of 2018.”
And time for QT’s summer reminder that with each barefoot step you take on beach sand, you are stepping on hundreds and sometimes thousands of extremely tiny creatures, many with snapping jaws, spiked appendages and spidery hairs.
They are called meiofauna.
You can’t see them.
But they are there.
Just be careful not to think about them.

The case for zero tolerance of modern school administrators

Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Fla., has named 25 valedictorians.
And one salutatorian.

Ankyloglossia and koinonias in the news

News Item: “After four days and multiple rounds of calmly spelling such words as ‘paucispiral,’ ‘jagüey,’ ‘haecceitas’ and ‘ankyloglossia,’ 14-year-old Karthik Nemmani was declared champion of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee for correctly spelling the word ‘koinonia.’ ”
QT, in what has become its annual habit, put these words to its computer spell-checker.
The spell-checker failed on all five.
Once again:
Never miss a chance to humiliate your computer.