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Thursday, 16 February 2017

A Russian Entanglement: a rant.

I saw this headline in the Telegraph Online recently - in fact, I saw it on the day after Mike Flynn, the US National Security Adviser, resigned.

Concern about Russia's entanglement with Donald Trump won't end with Mike Flynn's resignation

Gosh, they're a bit behind the news, I thought. He already has resigned.

I checked once or twice to see how long it would take them to take the headline down: but they never did.

Eventually, I worked out why. The headline is talking about a concern that won't end as a result of the resignation, not saying that a resignation won't be the consequence of the concern.

Ooh...it's jolly difficult, this language stuff, isn't it.

Word To Use Today: resignation. This word comes from the Old French resigner, from the Latin resignāre, to unseal, invalidate, or destroy.



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