Broadcast journalism

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Apr 6 01:06:47 UTC 2010

Safer just to *cry* havoc, just before letting slip the dogs of war.


At 12:09 PM -0400 4/5/10, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>I could swear I heard Obama say "wrecked havoc" in one of his speeches
>last week.
>Yup! Sure enough, it was there:
>Both start out with the same paragraph in the first post, but they
>diverge from there.
>The second one is more interesting. One detour gets into the "upper
>crust" pet peeve. Then the same poster (the one who started the thread
>in the first place) does a mea culpa because he finds that Webster lists
>pronunciation for both "wreck" and "wreak" as sometimes similar.
>And fun was had by all...
>     VS-)

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