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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item:
“. . . Too often, parents have no inclination of what’s going on in their child’s mind. . . .”
News Item: “. . . which offers no inclination of what that might mean for cities. . . .”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, leans toward “indication.”
And Mary Molnar, an Evanston, Ill., reader, wants to know when heated car seats became “automotive seat climate systems,”  and when can we have have heated car seats back?
And. . . .

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Day 266, America held hostage


News Headline: “Trump ending subsidies that help low-income Americans purchase health insurance.”
Finally, a way to deal with the problem of the poor.
Kill them.

QT is back!
For what it’s worth!

So you ask:
Why was QT absent for a couple of months?
Long story short:
A touch of bone infection. Then the doctors had to cut off a leg.
And now you ask:
How is QT doing?
QT can’t kick.
And back to work. . . .
News Headline: “Trump advisers think he’s losing his mind.”
News Headline: “Fear North Korea will nuke Yellowstone supervolcano.”
Good to be back.

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The shining locker-room upon a hill


News Headline: “Senate contenders woo Trump supporters in Alabama.”
This may not be suitable for younger or more sensitive viewers.

In other news. . . .

News Headline: “100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica is ‘almost’ edible.”
Has there ever been a fruitcake that wasn’t almost edible?

QT Man-Bites-Dog Worldwide Pinpoint Locator


+ 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, along 132nd Street near 40th Avenue in Surrey, British Columbia.
+ 4:21 p.m. Friday, August 4, on the Line 2 subway entering St. George Station in Toronto.
These were the two cases reported of a man biting a dog during this summer’s dog days.
And just what is going on in Canada?
Today is the final dog day of summer.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Beware the ides of National Win with Civility Month.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item: “. . . .The side effects may include loss of hair, a weekend immune
system. . . .”
. . . and another reason to look forward to Fridays.
And can it be time for a reminder that it isn’t “tow the line,” but “toe the line”?
And it isn’t “tough road to hoe,” but “tough row to hoe”?
And that we don’t “hone in” on a target, but “home in” on it?
And. . . and. . . .

From Russia with love


News Headline: Trump thanks Vladimir Putin for expelling U.S. diplomats: ‘We’re trying to cut down our payroll.’ ”
News Headline: “Did Russia attack U.S. officials in Cuba? U.S.S.R. used microwaves against diplomats in Cold War.”
President Trump may want to thank Putin again.
Or maybe not.
Never good to butter up the boss too much.

A republic, if you can keep it


A new poll found that more than half of Republicans would agree to postponing the 2020 election of President Trump proposed it.