Tackless again

October 21st, 2008
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“Tories change tact, aim at NDP, Greens” – Mike Blanchfield, Canwest News Service This is becoming a classic Stupidism, approaching the scale of “more rich”, etc. What the scribe was trying to say was of course that the Conservatives had changed “tack” – from the nautical term meaning “the act of changing from one position or direction to another”. The fact that this was large-font headline in a national newspaper shows that the fine art of copy-editing truly is dead. If you don’t notice a headline, how can you expect to find Stupidisms buried in a story?

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By John Weissenberger