[Ads-l] "incidence" = "incident"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 19 11:09:16 UTC 2015


Have heard this countless times for thirty years or more.  In fact, it may
be becoming the norm.

JL

On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 7:00 AM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:

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> I've seen this usage many times.
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> Mark
> On Oct 13, 2015 9:57 PM, "Joel Berson" <berson at att.net> wrote:
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> > "I don't know the details of each of those incidences, but I think it
> > speak=
> > s to he as a person and a friend, there's nobody better, or I person I
> > enjo=
> > y as much as Alex," Brady said on WEEI.
> >
> > (In passing, not even his supermodel wife?)
> >
> > "he" is Alex Guerrero, under FTC investigation "for making
> unsubstantiated
> > =
> > claims about his health products and impersonating a doctor"; those are
> > the=
> >  "incidences" Brady is referring to.=C2=A0 Brady and Guerrero are
> partners
> > =
> > in a business that among other things recommends "supplements".
> >
> > Boston Globe, sports section, today.=C2=A0 A pat on the back to Matt
> Pepin
> > =
> > for presenting to us Brady raw.
> >
> >
> > Joel
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