The Compulsive Copyeditor

June 5, 2010

Usage Find of the Day

Filed under: language degenerating,Usage Find of the Day — amba12 @ 12:28 am

And from an editor, no less!

Mr. Line as a personality was not always easy to live with. “He would trod the toes of other senior staff members,” Mr. Graham said.

That’s “Frank Graham Jr., field editor of Audubon and one of its longest-serving contributors,” quoted in an obituary of the magazine’s one-time editor, Les Line.

Generations would trod, would trod, would trod . . .

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1 Comment »

  1. He would trod the toes of other senior staff members,..

    Those toes should be taken out and shod.

    Comment by El Pollo Real — June 5, 2010 @ 10:59 am | Reply


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