score = '20' in headline

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Thu Jan 31 19:37:12 UTC 2002

I was pleased (only linguistically!) to see this morning's top headline
in the Boston _Globe_:
        Scores of priests involved in sex abuse cases

It's always refreshing to find a good old word popping up in a register
where it has been obsolescent. The lede (sic, 'first sentence of the
article')  specifies the number as "at least 70".

-- Mark A. Mandel
   Linguist at Large

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