QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the
English Language

News Headline: “Congress heading for battle royale over border wall.”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, wonders if it is time for  a battle royal over the needless substitution of “battle royale” for “battle royal.”
Not to mention “madame” for “madam.”
And K.W., a Denver reader, wants to know when did swimming pools become aquatic centers, and when can we have swimming pools back?
And when did results become outcomes, and when can we have results back?
And . . . .

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