Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Stop wining

And this just in (well, sort of just in ) from the Wall Street Journal:
That last line again: "There was widespread rioting in inner cities as both these conditions and racial tensions fermented dissent." (Now corrected online, alas.)

(Thanks to John Braun, one of the many stalwarts gathered in St. Louis last week for the annual ACES conference.)


Anonymous Bob L. said...

I think "fermented" qualifies as an eggcorn. You can almost see the dissent bubbling up.

7:11 AM, April 10, 2013  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Huh. "Fermented" is so common, I was actually looking at "both" (rather than "both of") as the problem till I read Bob L's comment!

7:03 PM, April 10, 2013  

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