"Reverse" replaces "override"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Aug 23 17:52:09 UTC 2013

On Aug 23, 2013, at 1:43 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> NYT headline:
> "Council _Reverses_ Bloomberg Veto of Policing Bills"
> --
That *is* odd.  I don't have my hard copy on me so I can't tell if the difference between this 8-letter verb and the 9 letters it would have taken for "Overrides" was crucial.  The next step:  "Council Unvetoes Policing Bills"--protects Bloomberg's feelings.


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