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News Headline: “ ‘A new nadir’: EU papers on Boris Johnson’s ascendancy.”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, reminds us that a nadir is not something that is ascended toward.
And is it time QT’s occasional reminder that when something is said a second time, it is iterated–and has to be said at least a third time to be reiterated?

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