"trammeled" for ?tramped?

Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Fri Nov 13 16:33:10 UTC 2009

Robt. Weissman, writing in Common Dreams on the Clinton-era repeal of
" Citigroup's co-chairs Sandy Weill and John Reed led a swarm of
industry executives and lobbyists who trammeled the halls of Congress
to make sure a deal was cut.  " ( I don't know just what he was
reaching for with "trammeled," but it's clear it wasn't the halls of
Congress that were trammeled, but the regulations & regulators of
banks.)   Maybe a blend of tramped & traveled.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list