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Malcolm
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PostSubject: Editor's Desk Grumble...   Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:12 am

...the use of the word "troop" as though it's a synonym for "soldier"

http://jockstewart.typepad.com/writers_notebook/2009/06/troop-is-not-a-synonym-for-soldier.html

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P.S. I try not to do a lot of grumbling about journalism, but there are days when I can't resist.
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PostSubject: Re: Editor's Desk Grumble...   Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:34 am

Malcolm,

More and more new words are coined by the Press and then they are beat to death. Trying to come with something fresh sometimes works, but to use the word "troop" for single soldier doesn't speak very highly of the editorial staff.
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PostSubject: Re: Editor's Desk Grumble...   Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:02 pm

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