Friday, December 4, 2009



I normally cite only professional writers for gross misuse of the English language, but this speaker is the Prime Minister, and I expect more from one who represents my country on the world stage.

Identify and correct the error in the following passage.

"'I agree with you, Premier, that five years is a long time,' replied Harper, who irritated Beijing by criticizing the Communist regime's human-rights record and meeting with the Dalai Lama, among other things. 'It's also been almost five years since we had yourself or President Hu in our country.'"
Stephen Harper, "Chinese, Canadian leaders exchange barbs", Canwest News Service, The Windsor Star, Friday, December 4, 2009.


The word for today is "malodorous".
What part of speech is "malodorous"?
Define "malodorous" and use it in a sentence.
Bonus: get a gold star for associating "malodorous" with the rest of today's blog entries.


Corrections and explanations for this week's entries will be posted Sunday.

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