QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item:
“. . . was a director of first impressions at Re/Max Properties for two
years. . . .”

When did receptionists become directors of first impressions, and when can we have receptionists back?
News Item: “. . . a large  wooden spool that has been repurposed as a table. . . .”
K.W., a Denver reader, writes:
“When did ‘reuse’ become ‘repurpose’, and when can we reuse ‘reuse’?”
And can it be past time for QT’s biennial reminder that it isn’t “hoist by his own petard,” but “hoist with his own petard”?
Evidently.

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