<!-- 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: Repertoire or rapport?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Repertoire or rapport?

A certain columnist in a certain university newspaper wrote, "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to make it sound that way and I know we've built up a certain repertoire over the years, but..."

We're sure that by now the columnist has realized his or her mistake and has made appropriate amends by flogging him- or herself 100 times, but just in case, the word he/she wanted was "rapport," not "repertoire."

We hope said columnist adds "rapport" to his/her repertoire.

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