First query after vacation

Kathleen E. Miller millerk at NYTIMES.COM
Tue Sep 9 19:21:15 UTC 2003

Hello all,

What weird Boston affectation would make a Johns Hopkins/Harvard educated
man pluralize words that shouldn't be? For example, ""It appears an event
took place in Canada, and that the load shedding that perhaps they should
have done was not done in a ways that prevented the New York power grid
form having to try to supply power."

He's also regularly says moneys (when not necessary) and referred to Yankee
manager Joe Torre as Torres.

I've heard of the intrusive R, but an intrusive S?

Other insights on the speech of  New York politicians welcome.

Kathleen E. Miller
Research Assistant to William Safire
The New York Times

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