<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: We know it's technically correct, but...

Monday, November 29, 2004

We know it's technically correct, but...

...it just sounds funny:

"Can't there be a database of trustworthy American frequent travelers who are not going to secrete things in their bras?" (—Maureen Dowd, NY Times)

By "secrete" she obviously means "hide," but because "secrete" also means "to form and give off (a secretion)," we'd suggest using "hide," "stow," or "stash" instead.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/25/opinion/25dowd.html?th

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