QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the
English Language

News Headline: “Cats in Philadelphia looking for their fur-ever homes.”
News Headline: “Dogs in Pittsburgh looking for their fur-ever homes.”
News Headline: “A purr-fect opportunity to find a fur-ever home for new kittens.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.
And J.D., a Chicago reader, wants to know if it is time for QT’s biennal reminder that the word “gerrymander” is taken from the name of 1800s Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry, who pronounced it GARY, not JERRY, so the word should be GARY-mander, not JERRY-mander.
Evidently.

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