[Ads-l] Efforting

Nancy Friedman nancyf at WORDWORKING.COM
Sat Dec 30 00:05:25 EST 2017

I've heard "to effort" in all its conjugations from my corporate clients for at least 15 years.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Shawnee Moon [mailto:moon.shawnee at GMAIL.COM] 
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 11:48 AM
Subject: Efforting

I�m an insomniac. Having lived in Los Angeles for years, I got used to watching car chases; they cut into programming and there always seemed to be one on. So over the holidays I got a little homesick and watched some car chases on YouTube.

Anyway, last night I watched a chase involving motorcycles. The overhead newscaster said (first bit in parentheses are not verbatim)

�(Two motorcycles were involved) and they were efforting to get on the turnpike...�

Efforting? Trying, attempting, endeavoring, intending...

Mailed from the Moon ??
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