Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Dec 8 13:23:04 UTC 2006

Fox News headlines "Britney's Rebuttal."  Since Ms. Spears's web statement on Pantygate is an admission of error, it's hardly a "rebuttal"; it's a "response," "reply," or "explanation."

  Read it now:

  Not the first time I've encountered this usage.


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