perpetrator / perpetrate / perpetrative

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 21 17:02:05 UTC 2011

A contributing "licensed sex abuse counsellor" on Headline News today:

"Ninety per cent of victims trust the person who perpetrated them."

(To "victimize in a criminal manner."  And no, there was no antecedent
like "acts of abuse" that "them" could have referred to.)


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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