taken shocked

Paul Frank paulfrank at POST.HARVARD.EDU
Thu Nov 8 14:17:16 UTC 2012


>From today's LA Times:

"Nor should they be taken shocked by Latinos rejection of their plan."
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-gop-election-immigration-20121107,0,3354974.story

I'm guessing that "taken shocked" is an amalgamation of "taken aback"
and "shocked" and I'm surprised to find quite a few examples of "taken
shocked" on the internet.

Or is "taken shocked" just a typo and sloppy editing? After all, you'd
expect an apostrophe after Latinos in the sentence quoted above.

Paul

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