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Monday, April 24, 2006

"Hue" and Cry 

I hate to go full-on vocabulary-Nazi on all y'all,* but it isn't every day that you can catch a reporter for the New York Times and blogging wunderkind Matt Yglesias make the same bonehead mistake. The word these scribes want is "hew," meaning "to uphold, follow closely, or conform," not "hue."

[* - I have it on good authority that proper Standard Texan usage holds that "y'all" is singular, and "all y'all" is plural.]

 

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And here I thought that it was "Hugh and cry"

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