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To: SwinneySwitch

Is the author of this article unable to spell “thirty-five”?

(sure hope I spelled it correctly ;-)


17 posted on 12/06/2007 12:23:20 PM PST by He'sComingBack!
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To: He'sComingBack!
Is the author of this article unable to spell “thirty-five”?

(sure hope I spelled it correctly ;-)

That's a pretty common convention in newswriting for broadcast outlets, whose teleprompter writing style sometimes carries over to their website offerings.

As a former newspaperman, I find it has all the charm of fingernails on a blackboard.

22 posted on 12/13/2007 7:11:59 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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