"Above approach"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue May 30 14:11:04 UTC 2006

Why the half-way appreciation?  I would be pleased to have invented this.


At 5/30/2006 08:16 AM, you wrote:
>In this morning's St. Louis Post-Dispatch, there's an AP story on Sen.
>Harry Reid, who accepted a questionable gift from the Nevada Athletic
>Commission. Kathleen Clark, an expert on congressional ethics at
>Washington University in St. Louis, is quoted as saying, "I think he
>would want to be above approach even when it's from a state
>commission and not a private lobbyist."
>If it's a deliberate coinage - above being approached? - it strikes me as
>halfway clever, but there's a definite eggcornish flavor to it.
>Jim Parish
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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