From Poor QT’s Almanack


On this day in history 180 years ago, Mexican soldiers stormed a mission fort and ended a Texas Revolution siege, showing how well, finally, big walls work, although the lesson is lost on those don’t remember the Alamo.

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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Alberta) on
a meeting between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign:
“Everyone is in high dungeon about the meeting.”
Rich Rzadski, a Chicago reader, notes that it isn’t “dungeon,” which is what Ted Cruz rates being thrown into, but “dudgeon,” which is a state of anger.
And is it time for QT’s annual reminder that that it isn’t “heart-wrenching” and “gut-rending.” but “heart-rending” and “gut-wrenching”?
Almost.
But not quite.

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Unindicted co-conspirators in the news

News Headline: “Top Kremlin diploman calls U.S. uproar over Russia ties a ‘witch hunt.’ ”
News Headline: “Donald Trump: ‘Total witch hunt’ over attorney general.”
QT Abridged Too Far Dictionary of the English Language:
witch hunt noun 1. A search for and subsequent persecution of a supposed witch. 2. a phrase used by politicians as investigations close in [see: охота на ведьм].

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