QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item: “. . . After a judge squashed the subpoena. . . .”
Judges do not squash subpoenas.
Judges quash subpoenas.
Unless the judge sits on the subpoena.
And it it time for QT’s quinquennial reminder that a factoid is not a fact, but a piece of unverified or inaccurate information presented as a fact?
Past time, in fact.

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