<!-- 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: When two thoughts collide...

Monday, November 22, 2004

When two thoughts collide...

...you get an incomprehensible hybrid like this:

"Already competing against one other in Web search, free e-mail, and techniques for searching individual computers..."

The writer meant either "one another" or "each other," but we suspect she or he fell victim to the jinx of self-editing, which often confounds our best intentions.



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