Thursday, May 18, 2006

Grounded and Sunk, Again

From Yahoo again:

You sunk my battleship

Explosive charges turn aircraft carrier USS Oriskany into a massive artificial reef....


Hugging the floor?
William Triplett in Daily Variety
Unlike his predecessor, Scott McClellan, who developed a rep as a brusque stonewaller, Snow, his hands casually holding the podium sides, generally engaged questioners with eye contact and a seeming desire to answer.

Though podium/lectern aren't included, Weber State University has a quick list of commonly misused words, as does Washington State University with a much more comprehensive list. See the ACES reference page for more useful tips.

And here's the annual list of banished words.

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